Sonya Lynn Bradley

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Above Images: Bradley, circa 2002


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 10, 2002 from Eddyville, Kentucky
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 38 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'7 - 5'8, 95 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, green eyes. Bradley has an appendectomy scar and a Caesarean section scar on her abdomen. She has multiple tattoos on her arms.
  • Medical Conditions: Bradley has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, lupus, and mitral valve prolapse. In January 2002, ten months before her disappearance, she was also diagnosed with a brain tumor and was under medical observation for it at the time she vanished. She is supposed to take daily medication but did not have it with her when she disappeared. Bradley was reportedly depressed over her health at the time of her disappearance.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Bradley was last seen by her boyfriend in Eddyville, Kentucky at 12:30 p.m. on October 10, 2002. That afternoon, one of her three children was involved in a near-fatal car accident. When Bradley didn't arrive at the hospital and nobody could find her, they realized she had disappeared. All of her medication, clothing, cigarettes, and her purse were found in her apartment. A large comforter was, however, missing from her bed. She has never been heard from again.

    William "David" West, Bradley's boyfriend, has long been considered a person of interest in her disappearance. A photo of West is posted below this case summary. Bradley's mother stated that when she went to her daughter's apartment to look for her, West cursed at her and wouldn't let her inside. Following her disappearance, he was jailed for drug trafficking. In 2012, he was charged with an unrelated murder. The grand jury declined to indict him, however, and the murder charge was ultimately reduced to evidence tampering and possession of a handgun by a felon, after the prosecution decided West had killed in self-defense.

    Bradley was having financial problems because of her medical bills at the time of her disappearance; her home and furniture had been repossessed a few months before. She had applied for disability payments, but they were not granted until after she disappeared. Bradley's family does not believe she would have left of her own accord, especially without her medication. Her case remains unsolved.

    Above: William "David" West


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Kentucky State Police


    Source Information
    Project Safe Child
    The Messenger-Inquirer
    KHOU 11 News
    North American Missing Persons Network
    Unsolved in the News
    The Murray Ledger and Times


    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 30, 2015; details of disappearance updated.

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