/a&ley first came to police attention in #ouisille !hen he !as arrested in January +, for an attac& on a -year-old *irl " durin* !hich the *irl !as sta))ed. He !as eentually conicted of attempted rape and )ur*lary and sentenced to 50 years in prison.%olice >uestioned /a&ley a)out Ann's disappearance at that time" includin* *iin* him a poly*raph" !hich he failed . But police could neer definitiely connect /a&ley to her disappearance" thou*h he !as al!ays a suspect" =ood said.3At the time" the inesti*ators eidently didn't feel there !as enou*h eidence"3 he said./a&ley died in Ala)ama of lun* cancer in /cto)er 2002 " ust three months after receiin* a medical parole from the 8entuc&y prison system" police said.Shortly )efore his death" /a&ley responded to a Courier-Journal reporter's re>uest for an interie! in a letter" sayin* he had nothin* to do !ith Ann's death. 4n the letter /a&ley noted that he !as dyin* and had no reason to lie.#arry Carroll" a retired detectie !ho !or&ed cold cases for metro police" too& a run at solin* the (otli) case in 200 after /a&ley's de ath .He said he su)poenaed /a&ley's prison records )ut neer ca me up !ith more than 3!ord around the prison yard3 that /a&ley had &illed Ann.%olice are not officially closin* the inesti*ation into her case" hopin* that people !ill continue to come for!ard !ith additional information.Anyone !ith information should call the anonymous crime tip line at 5?-#$%<.eporter Jessie Halladay can )e reached at @502 5,2-0,.
!he Ann Gotlib case
June " +, 2-year-old Ann (otli) is returnin* to her home !hen she disappears. Her )icycle is found leanin* a*ainst a pillar at Bashford $anor $all.June " +, A police )loodhound pic&ed up Ann's scent near the mall" )ut led police to an apartment of a friend's *randmother. The 6B4 said the do* !as distracted )y coo&in* odors.#ate June +, %olice >uestion a 9icholasille man suspected in three child seual a)use incidents in #ouisille . alph Barry Bar)our admitted to the three incidents" )ut !as at a #ein*ton )usiness at the time Ann disappeared " accordin* to three !itnesses.January +, A man accused of )rea&in* into a house" then sta))in* and attemptin* to rape a police officer's -year-old dau*hter )ecomes a stron* suspect. (re*ory #e!is /a&ley Jr. had isited a )an& )ranch in the mall hours )efore Ann anished. But /a&ley