Roger Sasko's family reported him missing back in November 2003 and police say they've exhausted many leads since then.
They had a suspicion about Sasko's son's property and when they got the opportunity, Wednesday, to have police dogs sniff the area they became even more suspicious.
A detective with Kentucky State police says after combing Roger Sasko's son's front yard, police dogs that are trained to smell human remains reacted strongly to the same spot over and over.
“They did a positive, a strong positive, that's why we're pursuing this matter,” Detective Colan Harrell said.
Police stress they're investigation hasn't given up hope that Roger Sasko could still be alive.
“Until he shows up or we find the remains it will still be a missing person,” Detective Harrell said.
Police say that means they have no suspects until they know there's for sure been a crime.
Neighbors say Sasko was a kind man.
Tey say he would leave town from time to time, but he would always be home for holidays and to see his grandchildren.
Police admit, since he hasn't been seen since late 2003 chances that he is still alive are slim.
“It doesn't look good for him at this point,” Detective Harrell said.
Police say several other of Roger Sasko's relatives, including his wife, live nearby.
None of them appeared to be home during the timeframe our cameras were in the area and we could not reach them for comment.
Police tell WYMT this could take several more days.
They say they plan on digging until they can find out exactly what those dogs were smelling deep inside the ground.