Officials Now Searching Breathitt County For Missing Woman

By: Angela Sparkman Email
By: Angela Sparkman Email

Searchers now say it could be a while before they find the body of a Magoffin County woman. The search for Brandy Rowe has crossed county lines and now teams are in Breathitt County. Police say new information leads them to believe Rowe's body was dumped in a creek.

Teams are now using boats and other water equipment to search for Brandy Rowe. Police say their looking for any sign of her body in Quicksand Creek.

Rowe's alleged killers are already in jail, charged with her murder, but after a week of searching, there's still no sign of her body. Detectives say information from some of the accused led them to the site in Breathitt County.

"We have been given information and cooperation from some of the individuals and we are acting on that information," said Det. Mike Goble with the Kentucky State Police.

Detectives now believe the alleged killers dumped her body in the water.

"If the info we have turns out to be credible and this is the area, then our hopes are we will find her," Det. Goble said.

With bad weather and quick rushing water, the search isn't easy. Crews say they're own lives could be in danger.

"You run the risk of someone else getting in danger so we have to take every precaution," said Captain Carter Conley with the Magoffin County Rescue Squad.

The creek is almost five miles long and dumps into the Kentucky River. Because Rowe went missing almost two weeks ago, searchers aren't even sure if her body is still here.

"Can never be 100 percent sure, higher odds, she's not in this area," Conley said.

But teams say they're not giving up.

"As long as there is a possibility of locating her, we will continue," Goble said.

Searchers say it could take days or even take weeks or months to find the body. Police are asking everyone who lives in the area around Quicksand Creek to keep an eye out for anything unusual and if you see something, call police.

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