COVINGTON, Ky. - The disappearance of 17-year-old Paige Johnson of Florence hit national airwaves Tuesday night.
CNN's Nancy Grace aired a segment on HLN formerly Headline News channel about Johnson live at 8 p.m. and rebroadcast at 10 p.m.
Covington Captain Teal Nally and KyPost.com reporter Jessica Noll were some of the guests.
A large-scale search is scheduled to take place first thing Wednesday morning.
Covington police said Tuesday afternoon that the search involving multiple agencies will begin at East Fork State Park in Batavia.
Fifty to 70 police and fire crews from multiple agencies will begin a ground search at daybreak.
"We're asking for people at this point to stay out of the area, cooperate with us, and let the specially trained search and rescue people do their job without interference," said Lt. Col. Spike Jones of Covington police.
The reason the search is focusing on the Clermont County park is because cell phone records show the man last seen with Johnson was in that area the night she disappeared.
"Police did their work," said Nancy Grace on her show.
"They did the legwork. They looked up the "pings" on his cell phone and it turns out those "pings" that they discovered completely torpedo his story," shouted Grace.
Court records state 22-year-old Jacob Bumpass of Taylor Mill is the last man to see Johnson after she disappeared on September 23.
Paige was supposed to be dropped off at her sisters house around 1 a.m.
The teen, who is a mother to a 2-year-old daughter, never made it to her sister's home.
Police said Bumpass told them he dropped off Johnson at 15th Street and Scott Boulevard, but search warrants filed by Covington police indicate otherwise.
An affidavit states Bumpass admitted to being with Johnson the night of Sept. 22 and gave her alcohol.
Officers later searched his Taylor Mill Home On Decoursey Pike to find what appeared to be blood and latex gloves in the kitchen sink, according to the affidavit.
Cell phone records belonging to Bumpass show he was near Johnson's home at 1 a.m. and several hours later at East Fork State Park in Batavia.
Bumpass is being held at the Kenton County jail on a probation violation. He has not been charged in connection with Paige Johnson's disappearance.
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