KSP: Major search effort for missing teen likely next week

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RICHMOND, Ky. (WKYT) - For some it may be hard to believe 18-year-old Brookelyn Farthing has been missing for nearly a month, but for her family it's a pain they don't need to be reminded of.

"It's excruciating to wait. Not a phone call, not anything from Brooke," described Randal Walker, Farthing's stepfather.

In the days after Farthing went missing, a search was done of the area near a Berea home where the teen was last seen. It came up empty, and seemingly so has much of the investigation.

"All places have been searched over and over again by family and friends and the Kentucky State Police," said Walker, "We don't know what to do next."

While Farthing's family waits for any answer, the Kentucky State Police did confirm to WKYT, on Thursday, that they are coordinating a major search effort for some time next week, but they've yet to elaborate on where.

"I can't say it's a relief, but I can say I'm glad something is being done. We're moving forward again," answered Walker.

Police are expected to say more about the new search effort on Friday. Still Walker says his family may be broken hearted but they have never lost hope.

"I want Brooke home, I want Brooke to walk up right now, I don't want to go searching for her. I'm always going to hold out hope until we get an answer."

Their prayer is that the answers can be found in this new search effort.

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