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Sons Find Closure After Mother's Body Discovered

By: Tamara Evans Email
By: Tamara Evans Email

The body of 65-year-old Patricia Last was found on Thursday, more than five months after she was reported missing.
Now her sons are finding closure as they return to her Kentucky farm.

For the last five months the sons of Patricia Last have been holding on to hope that she was still alive.

For Shad Medlin, he'll never forget the day his mom went missing, or the day she was found.

"It was five months, two weeks, and two days. It was a very long and stressful time", Medlin says.

Shad and his brother Trey say for the last five months, all they could do was hope that their mother was still alive, having disappeared from her Woodford County home in early October, leaving behind her horses and farm.

"She was just trying to make her dream come true", says Trey Medlin.

Her sons suspected foul play as one of Last's farmhands, Richard Kincaid, was arrested for stealing some of the items on her farm. He was only named a person of interest in the case.

Her sons continued to hope for answers, until her body was found Thursday wrapped in a tarp. It was found down in a Ravine near the Kentucky River.

"It's like the nightmare can finally stop happening", says Trey Medlin.

Now Trey and his brother Shad are cleaning up her farm and starting over. Her friends are taking care of her horses. All of this, they say, is a way to continue Patricia Last's dream she started on the farm, still hoping for answers on who killed their mother.

"Even though she's not here to participate, in our hearts and spirits, she's still here', says Trey Medlin.

Family and friends of Patricia Last say they plan to meet tomorrow evening at the site where her body was found on Lillard's Ferry Road in Woodford County, to remember Patricia Last with a candlelight vigil.

Police say they are not releasing the cause of Last's death at this time as this is an ongoing investigation.


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