Clark County

Clark coroner reported missing

Two weeks after he was charged with indecent exposure, Clark County Coroner David W. Jacobs has been reported missing to police.

The report was taken Friday and Jacobs' name was entered into a missing persons database, said Deputy Sheriff Mark Craycraft. A roommate, Chuck Corby Jr., filed the report, Craycraft said.

“David is a friend of mine, and we're all concerned about him,” Craycraft said. “We just want to make sure he's OK.”

Corby, who had last seen Jacobs on Friday morning, had no comment when contacted Tuesday. He said in the missing persons report that Jacobs had left a letter indicating he wanted to harm himself.

The report said Jacobs was upset by a recent altercation. Corby saw Jacobs around 6 a.m. Friday and later talked to him on the phone four hours later. Corby tried to call him at 1:30 p.m. but did not get an answer, the report said. Corby then came home at 5 p.m. and found the letter from Jacobs.

Jacobs, 45, was arrested June 17 at Jacobson Park in Lexington on suspicion of indecent exposure. According to the police report, Jacobs “intentionally exposed his genitals in a public place to an undercover officer.”

He was released after posting a $1,000 bond, and his next court appearance is set for July 10.

Asked whether the disappearance is thought to be related to Jacobs' arrest, Craycraft said he had no comment.

Ernesto Scorsone, Jacobs' defense attorney, had no comment Tuesday on the coroner's disappearance.

Asked if he had heard that Jacobs had been reported missing, Scorsone said: “I can't comment on the case or anything about him.”

Jacobs has been coroner since 1990, and from 1983 to 1990 he was a deputy coroner. Until 1998 he was employed by what was then called Edgington Funeral Home.

Deputy coroner Sarah Snowden and another deputy will perform Jacobs' duties in his absence, Craycraft said.

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Jacobs is asked to call the Clark County Sheriff's Department at (859) 745-0291.

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