Search Continues For Missing Eastern Kentucky Man

By: Heather Haley Email
By: Heather Haley Email

An Eastern Kentucky family fears the worst after a loved one has been missing for six days.

Family of Larry Bruce Huff say he was staying at the Golden Years Rest Home in Letcher County up until Monday the 8th, but Huff has not been seen since.

"I just worry about his safety and whereabouts and it was cold the last couple of days afterwards," said Johnny Huff, son of Larry Huff.

Huff's loved ones say he just walked out of Golden Years, but Jenkins Chief of Police Mike Dingus says its not uncommon for residents of the facility to wonder off.

"Usually within a half hour to an hour they're located somewhere close by in town," Dingus said.

But Dingus says Golden Years did not report Huff missing until Tuesday morning, 17 hours after they told police he left the facility.

"The sooner we could have been out on the streets looking for him, the better our chances would have been locating," Dingus said.

Family members say Huff is schizophrenic and bi-polar and has been without medication since Monday the 8th. Huff's loved ones say they have been searching places he used to go and posting flyers with his picture.

"Put these all out everywhere we could think of. Cumberland, towards Harlan, and all around here," Johnny said.

Jenkins Police Department has also contacted other law enforcement agencies in the area for help in the search for Larry Bruce Huff.

The family says they are going to continue to keep hope alive that Larry Huff will return home safely. If you think you have seen Larry Huff, Jenkins Police Department urges you to contact them or your local police department.

The administrator of Golden Years Rest Home was not available for comment.

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