Despite arrest, Ken Anderson not suspected in 2008 disappearance of ex-wife

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CHAUTAUQUA LAKE, N.Y. (WIVB) — Ken Anderson appeared in court Wednesday in Kentucky, some 500 miles away from the home records show he still owns in Asheville. It’s a home he shared not only with his former wife Corrie, who’s been missing since 2008, but his most current wife, who he’s accused of kidnapping and raping at a motel in Richmond.

“Her story is very similar, almost identical to Corrie’s,” said Corrie’s sister Autumn Boardman, about Ken Anderson’s latest victim.
Corrie Anderson hasn’t been seen since she drove away from a car dealer in Jamestown; and she never showed to pick up her kids from school eight years ago last month.

Ken Anderson’s Nov. 8 arrest has opened old wounds for Corrie’s family.

“It just scared me for her, scared me because it’s yet another woman’s life that’s going to be absolute hell because of this man,” said Corrie’s daughter, Shannon Hillerby, who was 14 when her mother disappeared.

Corrie was never found, no one was charged, and state police cleared her ex-husband, although she had a restraining order against him, just like his most recent victim.

“She would perpetually lock her doors and windows, even in the middle of summer, because she was petrified o him coming in,” Boardman said.

Police in Richmond who arrested Anderson last week said New York authorities told them Ken is their man in their cold case.

“New York had already given us a heads up on everything, so we know what to look for anyway,” said Richmond Maj. Steve Gregg. “He’s the main suspect in that and they believe she’s deceased.”

But Ken Anderson is at this point not a suspect in Corrie’s disappearance, not even a person of interest, according to state police investigators. Simply put, it’s far too early to determine. And without key evidence — namely a body — state police cannot rule her disappearance as a death.

“We are continually investigating this over the last eight years so we’re just gonna take this information and now thoroughly go through everything to see if it does breathe new life or add anything to our case.”
State police are working to find out where Richmond authorities got their information, because their investigators didn’t divulge such details, O’Callahan said. And though that’s led to some frustration for Corrie’s family in Chautauqua County, Ken Anderson’s arrest will give New York law enforcement added interest in the local woman’s disappearance.

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