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Missing Madison County teen turns 19

By: Brittany Pelletz Email
By: Brittany Pelletz Email

MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) -

No one has seen or heard from Madison County teen, Brookelyn Farthing since June 22nd. Police say that she disappeared from a Berea home after a suspicious house fire. Monday marks the teen's 19th birthday.

Even though she won't be there to celebrate it, Farthing's family still held a cookout.

"I don't think we're going to have a cake or anything like that but we're going to cookout and be together. Brooke would want us to be together, says Randall Walker, her stepfather.

Walker has been in Farthing's life since she was four years old.

"She's a real good person. Real Friendly. But if you got on Brooke's bad side, she could hold her own," adds Walker.

There have been several search efforts in Madison County but crews have yet to find any sign of Brookelyn.

"I want answers. I want Brooke to know where Brooke is. What's happened to her," Walker says.

Walker refuses to give up hope. He wants Brookelyn to know how much her family misses her.

"There's not a member of this family that doesn't love you, that doesn't care for you," says Walker.

Kentucky State Police say they receive tips regularly about Farthing's disappearance and follow up on all leads.

Members of the community have donated a lot of money to the Brookelyn Farthing fund to help find her. Walker says some money raised at a recent fundraiser will pay for five billboards in Madison County. The billboards will have her picture and information. They are expected to go up in the new couple of weeks.

There will be a Brookelyn Farthing Benefit Bass Tournament on Saturday, August 24th. It will be held on Lake Linville in Mt. Vernon from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration begins at 5 a.m. It costs $30 to enter. All proceeds will go to the family of Brookelyn.

If you have any information on the Brookelyn Farthing case, contact Kentucky State Police.


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