KSP: Search for Farthing to 'expand area'

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RICHMOND, Ky. (WKYT) - It's now four weeks since 18-year-old Brookelyn Farthing was last seen in Madison County. While that's a concern for family and investigators, there is a new search effort that's being looked at for sometime next week.

"Four weeks into this investigation we've not uncovered any evidence to lead us to believe that she's come to harm. However, an additional search of areas that we believe she may have been in, is going to be conducted in the near future," said Trooper Paul Blanton, of the Kentucky State Police.

Trooper Blanton went on to say it is a strange case because there is no sign of where or what happened to Farthing.

"She was very social, she had a lot of friends that she was in contact with, so to not have her pop up in four weeks, it's unusual."

"We're at a loss," started Randal Walker, Farthing's stepfather, "(The case doesn't) make sense at all. We don't know what to do next."

Farthing's Family says they're hurting and they want just some answer to help them understand where their loved one is.

"This has been excruciating for the family," explained Walker.

"It's very frustrating for us, but we continue to investigate all leads," added Trooper Blanton.

Police aren't able to say where, or even when, they'll search as they are still sorting out the details, but they say they hope it helps uncover something.

"It's to expand the area that was already searched," said Trooper Blanton, "It's important for us to just get people on the ground."

Police say they have flown over several areas, but because of the thick trees they couldn't see all the way to the ground which is why they are hoping to have more than a hundred searchers walk the new area.

In the days after Farthing was reported missing, investigators did search near a home in Berea, but that search came up with very little to go on.

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