Walter Greg Fowler

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Above Images: Fowler, circa 1999

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 19, 1999 from Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: April 27, 1955
  • Age: 44 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8, 220 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Fowler goes by his middle name, Greg. He had a beard and mustache at the time of his disappearance.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A gray Wildcats t-shirt, black shorts, Adidas sneakers and a camouflage-print Redman cap.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Fowler was last seen in Bowling Green, Kentucky on June 19, 1999. His wife, Debra Kessinger, said he told her he was going fishing at the Barren River along the Allen/Warren county line. He never returned from his fishing trip and has never been heard from again. On June 21, searchers found his minivan off Osborne Ford Road. Kissinger found his boat two miles downstream.

    Fowler had worked as a lineman at Farmers Rural Electric Cooperative for twenty years prior to his disappearance. On June 18, the day before he was last seen, he called in sick. His wife reported him missing on June 21. Authorities stated they didn't find any overnight provisions in Fowler's boat or vehicle, though he was supposed to be on an overnight trip. He also hadn't mentioned any plans to go fishing to his coworkers, and his family and friends said he preferred golfing and turkey hunting to fishing. The Barren River is shallow and investigators stated they should have found his body if it had been there.

    In August 1999, two months after Fowler's disappearance, police stated they had reclassified it as a possible homicide. Kissinger is a suspect in his case, but authorities believe more than one individual was involved in his death. Kissinger was convicted of arson in 2015; she burned down a store to cover up thousands of dollars' worth of missing merchandise. No charges have been filed in Fowler's case; it remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Warren County Sheriff's Office
    270-842-1633

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    The Bowling Green Daily News
    WBKO

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 21, 2015; details of disappearance updated.

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