The Richmond Register

July 23, 2013

UPDATED: 200 volunteers search southern Madison Co. for missing girl

Brookelyn Farthing was last heard from June 22


Register Staff Report

BEREA — UPDATE 11:32 a.m.:

Almost 200 volunteers from 13 organizations are searching a 1.5-mile radius from the intersection of KY 21 and US 421, an area Brookelyn was reportedly last seen four weeks ago, said Trooper Paul Blanton, Kentucky State Police spokesperson.

The search will continue until the entire area has been covered or until dark, Blanton said. As of now, this is still a missing person investigation, he said, and the KSP is continuing to look for clues.

Today's efforts will cover an "expanded search area" from where volunteers have already searched.

"We've not received any information to lead us to believe something bad has happened to Brookelyn, but we've not had any information in the other direction either," Blanton said.

Original post 10:15 a.m.:

Kentucky State Police started a coordinated search in the Berea area this morning for a teen who has been missing since June 22.

The search for Brookelyn Farthing began at 7 a.m., and a command post was established at the Indian Fort Theatre east of Berea on Big Hill Road (Hwy 21).

The KSP previously has told property owners in Madison, Estill, Jackson and Rockcastle counties to pay particular attention to freshly turned earth, unusual smells and ditch lines.

This search is being conducted in conjunction with the Madison County Emergency Operations Center.

Anyone with information that could help with the investigation is encouraged to contact call the state police at (859) 623-2404 or toll free at (800) 222-5555 or “text a tip” to 67283.