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Man last seen in Buckhorn located in Georgia

By: Tanner Hesterberg Email
By: Tanner Hesterberg Email

BUCKHORN, Ky. (WYMT) - Update, 6/9/13:

A man who was missing for more than one month has been located.

Danny Burgess, 30, showed up at a police station in Georgia last week, a police dispatcher at the Kentucky State Police post in Hazard said.

Burgess was last seen walking on Squabble Creek Road in Buckhorn in late May.

He was not hurt when he finally surfaced, the dispatcher said.

Burgess moved to the area from Atlanta earlier this year.

We are working to get more details on this story.

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Original story from 6/21/13

Family members of a missing man are asking for the public's help in finding him.

Danny Burgess, 30, was last seen in Perry County.

"We're worried sick," Danny's father, Don Burgess, said. "I hate to say we're expecting the worst and hoping for the best, but as each day goes by, we grow a little more concerned."

Danny Burgess moved to Buckhorn from Atlanta earlier this year.

"I'm just hoping that maybe he's with a friend somewhere or shelter somewhere," Don Burgess said. "And at some point if he's okay he'll surface and contacts us."

Burgess was last seen walking on Squabble Creek Road in Buckhorn in late May.

Police said he may have been trying to hitchhike to London in an effort to travel back to Atlanta.

"A gentleman who lives on Squabble Creek saw him walking at the end of May up Squabble Creek in a direction that leads to Clay County, wearing a backpack and jeans," said Issac Whitaker with Kentucky State Police.

Burgess is 6'1" and around 230 pounds with dark blonde hair and hazel eyes. He is 30 years old.

Police said they have no reason to suspect foul play.

"There have been areas of Buckhorn that have been looked at by troopers," Whitaker said. "And some sheriff's deputies looking through woods and around residences."

Police are looking for a vehicle in connection with the case. It's a green 2001 Nissan Xterra with Georgia plates that are expired. The plate number is BXP2165 and the driver's side window is busted.

Anyone with information should call the KSP post in Hazard.


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