Russ' family spoke to FOX19 NOW about the recent developments on the disappearance of Randy Russ (FOX19)
Within hours of the Kentucky State Police's press conference about Black, another family would discover their loved one, Norma Brown, who also acquainted with Black and Howard was missing too (FOX19)
FLEMINGSBURG (FOX19) -
Charles Black and Kevin Howard pled not guilty in a Flemingsburg courtroom on Friday to charges of murder, kidnapping and robbery in the case of missing University of Cincinnati professor Randall Russ.
Housed in two separate jails and appearing at two separate times, Charles Black and Kevin Howard are being held on a $1 million cash bond.
Russ was reported missing back in August. At that time, his family contacted FOX19 NOW hoping someone would come forward with answers.
Now, the family spoke with FOX19 NOW to talk about what happened to Russ.
"We was wanting to pass out flyers to see if anybody has seen him in the area," Connie Fetters, Russ' sister, said.
It just didn't make sense.
UC professor Randy Russ disappeared from his Dry Ridge home on Aug. 17.
More than a month had gone by and finally on Oct. 1, the first suspect was found.
"Interviews provided in Fleming County provided information about a murder and the disposal of a body detectives were taken by a suspect Charles Black to that location and found the burial site," a Kentucky State Police Officer said.
Black told police Russ and Howard were at his home in Hillsboro on Aug. 15. Howard asked Black to leave and when he returned, Black found Russ bound, gagged and beaten to death. The two men then loaded Russ into his own car and drove him to a remote location near Grange City in Fleming County burying him in a shallow grave.