New Clue in the Case of Missing Floyd County Man

By: Matt Barbour Email
By: Matt Barbour Email

A new clue in the mysterious disappearance of an eastern Kentucky man more than two months ago.

The family of Sampie Sparkman says his credit card was used weeks after he vanished!

Nancy Sparkman says even though her father was last seen May 15th, she's not giving up on her efforts to find him, especially after a recent call from her father's credit card company.

Nancy Sparkman is still counting the days.

It has been 11 weeks since her father, 63 year old Sampie Sparkman, went missing.

He left his home in Floyd County to meet her at a Somerset Bowling Alley and never showed up.

Surveillance video at a Chevron gas station in London shows a man matching Sparkman's
description entering the store, going up to the cash register to pay for gas and turning around and leaving.

It was the latest clue to his whereabouts, until now.

“If the information's correct and stuff it gives us a glimpse of hope of maybe finding him or finding some information of where he may be,” Sparkman said.

Sparkman says she came home last Thursday to find a message on her answering machine from her father's credit card company.

“He said that there was a late fee charge on the 3rd and that a purchase was made June 6th,” Sparkman said.

That's nearly 3 weeks after he disappeared.

She says it's another clue that leads her to believe the search must go on.

“We miss him and we want him to come home but until then, she says she won't stop counting the days,’ Sparkman said.

Sparkman says her father was driving a black, Chevy S-10 pickup with a license plate of 897-HRG.

If you have any information, you should call state police.

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  • by Me! Location: Ky on Jul 29, 2008 at 01:12 PM
    Why wouldn't the credit card company release the info. as to where and time this purchase was made. Surely after being told he was missing and the circumstances surrounding it,the company would release this info.
  • by Need 2 know Location: eastern ky on Jul 29, 2008 at 07:39 AM
    There must be someone out there that knows something. It's odd that his credit card has been used. Maybe there was a camera. I hope they find him soon, if he wants to be found. I pray he is safe.


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