Police are searching for this trailer, which belonged to a suspect in the murder of Kaelin Glazier.

Missing trailer sought as evidence

RUCH — Sheriff's investigators want to take another look at the travel trailer that the primary suspect in the Kaelin Glazier murder case was living in at the time the crime was committed.

But they have a problem: The trailer was moved from its original spot on Haven Road in Ruch and disappeared four years ago.

"We have new technology available to us that we didn't have back then," Jackson County sheriff's Lt. Rich Fogerty said. "Maybe we will find something (in the trailer) that could help us this time."

The 16-foot Aloha travel trailer was the home of Billy Frank Simmons in November 1996.

Glazier was last seen Nov. 6, 1996, in the 100 block of Johnson Road in Ruch. She was 15 at the time and a sophomore at South Medford High School. Her disappearance prompted numerous large searches by police, dogs and volunteers, rewards for information and even efforts by psychics to find her or her body.

In April 2008, a man working along Johnson Road found her remains in a field not far from where the trailer sat.

Simmons remains the primary suspect in Glazier's murder, according to law enforcement officials. He was arrested in July 2008 for probation violation charges, but has since been released from the Jackson County Jail.

Police believe the trailer was towed to an unknown location on Highway 238 between the Applegate area and Josephine County sometime in 2005.

It was later abandoned along the road, sheriff's officials said in a news release.

The sheriff's office believes the trailer was then taken by an innocent party, who converted it for personal use. It may have been refurbished, recycled or used in some other fashion.

The person who took the trailer — or anyone who has information as to its whereabouts — is asked to contact sheriff's detectives. The person who took the trailer is not under any suspicion by detectives, Fogerty said.

"This trailer is just another loose end we would like to tie up," Fogerty said.

Anyone with knowledge of its current location is asked to call the Jackson County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Unit tip line at 774-8333.

Call Chris Conrad at 776-4471; or e-mail

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