Social Worker Killed, Infant Missing

33-year-old Renee Terrell
33-year-old Renee Terrell
23-year-old Christopher Wayne Luttrell
23-year-old Christopher Wayne Luttrell

UPDATE, TUE, 2:25 PM: An autopsy on the body of 67-year-old slain social worker Boni Frederick of Morganfield has been conducted in Madisonville.

A report on the findings is expected later Monday.

Forensic Pathologist Dede Schluckebier of the Madisonville office of the state medical examiner conducted the autopsy.

Renee Terrell, 33, and Christopher Luttrell, 23, fled Henderson with nine-month-old Saige Terrell, prompting an Amber Alert.

Frederick's body was found at the residence where Renee Terrell went to visit the child, who was in state custody.

UPDATE, TUE, 10:20 AM: Police are searching in Indiana and other states for a missing ten-month-old boy, after the social worker he was with, was found dead in a Henderson home.

Police have issued an Amber Alert for the boy, Saige Terrell.

They say he may be with his mother 33-year-old Renee Terrell and her boyfriend, 23-year-old Christopher Wayne Luttrell.

Terrell has family in Evansville and Fort Wayne, as well as in Louisville, Kentucky and New York.

Police Chief Ed Brady says the social worker's "body has obvious head trauma to it. There may be other injuries, but nothing visible at this point." Police say the death of 67-year-old Boni Frederick was violent.

An autopsy is underway at this time.

Police are also looking for Frederick's car, a 2000 white Daewoo Nubia station wagon, with Kentucky license plate 675-DRV.

UPDATE, TUE, 9:00 AM: Police in western Kentucky are searching for a nine-month-old boy, who disappeared from a home where a state social worker was found dead.

Henderson police identify the social worker as 67-year-old Boni Frederick of Morganfield, who worked for the state Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

On Monday, Henderson police were called to the 1200 block of Clay Street to check on the social worker, who was supposed to be visiting taking the baby to visit his mother.

No one answered the door, so police executed a search warrant and found Frederick's body inside.

Police Chief Ed Brady says the social worker's "body has obvious head trauma to it. There may be other injuries, but nothing visible at this point."

Police have issued an Amber Alert for the baby, Saige Terrell, and say he may be with his mother, 33-year-old Renee Terrell and her boyfriend, 23-year-old Christopher Wayne Luttrell.

Terrell does not have custody rights to baby Saige. Police say Terrell has family in Evansville and Fort Wayne in Indiana, in Louisville and in New York.

The social worker's car is missing and police believe Terrell, Luttrell and the baby may be traveling in it. It's described as a 2000 white Daewoo Nubia station wagon, with Kentucky license plate 675-DRV.

Renee Terrell is described as a Caucasian female, with brown hair and eyes. She's about five-feet, five-inches tall and 240 pounds. Police say she wears glasses.

Christopher Wayne Luttrell is a Caucasian male with blue eyes. He's about six-feet, two-inches tall and 150 pounds, with tattoos on his arms.

Saige Terrell is a Caucasian male infant, with brown hair and eyes. He's said to be about two-feet, three-inches long and 19 pounds.

Police say Saige is developmentally disabled. He has a scratch on the right side of his face and a rug burn on the back of his neck.

If you have any information on Saige or this case, call 1(888)58-AMBER or 911. Henderson police advise - do not approach these people. They are considered dangerous.

Meanwhile, Terrell's neighbors, like Xzavria Hall, are shocked by Monday's events. "She used to stay with us a long time ago, with Saige, her son. But I didn't think Renee would do nothing like this, though."

UPDATE, TUE, 6:00 AM: A nationwide manhunt and Amber Alert continues Tuesday morning, after a social worker is found dead in a Henderson home.

Henderson police identify the victim as 67-year-old Boni Frederick of Morganfield, who worked as a social worker for the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

Frederick was found dead after she took a nine-month-old baby boy, who's in state custody, for a visit with his mother Monday.

Police have issued an Amber Alert for the baby, Saige Terrell. They say Saige may be with his mother, 33-year-old Renee Terrell and her boyfriend, 23-year-old Christopher Wayne Luttrell.

Police say Terrell has family in Evansville and Fort Wayne in Indiana, in Louisville and in New York.

The social worker's car is missing and police believe Terrell, Luttrell and the baby may be traveling in it.

The car is described as a 2000 white Daewoo Nubia station wagon, with Kentucky license plate 675-DRV.

Renee Terrell is described as a Caucasian female, with brown hair and eyes. She's about five-feet, five-inches tall and 240 pounds. Police say she wears glasses.

Christopher Wayne Luttrell is a Caucasian male with blue eyes. He's about six-feet, two-inches tall and 150 pounds, with tattoos on his arms.

Saige Terrell is a Caucasian male infant, with brown hair and eyes. He's said to be about two-feet, three-inches long and 19 pounds.

Police say nine-month-old Saige is developmentally disabled. He has a scratch on the right side of his face and a rug burn on the back of his neck.

If you have any information on Saige or this case, call 1(888)58-AMBER or 911. Henderson police advise - do not approach these people. They are considered dangerous.

Meanwhile, Terrell's neighbors, like Xzavria Hall, are shocked by Monday's events. "She used to stay with us a long time ago, with Saige, her son. But I didn't think Renee would do nothing like this, though."

Hall adds, "Yeah, that is kinda scary. Because you don't know what people are capable of until you actually see what they're really capable of doing, when their baby's taken away from them."

Reporter: Jonathan Hardison
New Media Producer: Rachel Chambliss

UPDATE, MON, 10 PM: We have just learned the name of the victim. She was 67-year-old Bonnie Frederick of Morganfield, Kentucky.

Henderson police now tell us she worked for the state as a driver to transport kids in care of the state for custodial visits with their parents. Police believe she was murdered sometime between 9 and 11:30 a.m. Monday. And they are saying she died a very violent death.

UPDATE, MON, 8 PM: A nationwide search is underway for a Henderson woman suspected of killing a social worker.

Police are looking for 33-year-old Renee Terrell who's the suspect in the social worker's death. She's believed to be traveling with her 9-month-old son and possibly her boyfriend.

Police believe she is driving a stolen, white 2000 Daewoo four-door station wagon with Kentucky license plate 675DRV.

Police say their biggest concern right now is for the safety of Renee Terrell's 9-month-old son. Terrell does not have custody rights to the child, and that may have been part of what lead to murder.

Henderson police came to the 1200 block of Clay Street after receiving a request to check on a social worker who was supposed to be visiting the home. When no one answered the door, officers got a search warrant, walked in and found the body of a social worker who was supposed to be bringing a 9-month-old baby to the home for a custodial visit with his mom, 33-year-old Renee Terrell.

Henderson Police Chief Ed Brady describes, "Body has obvious head trauma to it. There may be other injuries but nothing visible at this point."

Police believe Terrell and possibly her boyfriend took her son and drove off in the social worker's white 2000 Daewoo wagon with Kentucky plates.

Now, Henderson's police chief hopes a nationwide Amber Alert will trigger a sighting from the public.

Brady says, "If you see it anywhere, please do not stop it; it could be a dangerous situation. But call police, and let us know where the vehicle is and the direction it's heading in. We've got to assume the person is armed with something and dangerous. Apparently, they're willing to take drastic action not to face any type of authority such as social workers or police. So we would consider them to be dangerous."

Terrell's neighbors are shocked.

Xzavria Hall, a neighbor, says, "She used to stay with us a long time ago with Sage, her son. But I didn't think Renee would do nothing like this though. Yeah, that is kinda scary because you don't know what people are capable of until you actually see what they're really capable of doing when their baby's taken away from them."

Police believe Renee Terrell may have family in Evansville or Fort Wayne, but they've also been told she may be heading in other directions. So they're hoping the Amber Alert will help narrow or end their search.

Previously: Henderson police are currently investigating a homicide. Officers are on the scene of a home in the 1200 block of Clay Street.

Police are looking for Renee Terrell. She's suspected to be driving a stolen, white 2000 Daewoo four-door station wagon with Kentucky license plate 675DRV.

If you have any information, please call the Henderson Police Department. Do not approach the vehicle.

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