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UPDATE: Three years after man goes missing Knox Co. family wants answers

By: Melissa Etezadi, Erika Glover Email
By: Melissa Etezadi, Erika Glover Email

KNOX Co., Ky. (WYMT) - UPDATE: 08-15-14 11 p.m.

Cecil Baker would of celebrated his 50th birthday last January.

"My brother has been missing for three years, two months, and two weeks," said Darlene Rice. Rice is one of Cecil Baker's sisters.

She said Baker was last seen in May of 2011 driving a lime green 1994 GEO. "He was suppose to be going to Michigan to bring his daughter back here to live," Rice said. "My husband was the last one to see him."

Of 13 children she said she's the oldest and Baker is the youngest. Rice said, "I just about raised him as my own and I'll never give up."

The same sentiment is true for 12-year-old Lark Baker. He is one of Cecil Baker's grandchildren.

"He was the closet thing I had to a father figure and someone took him away from me," Lark Baker said.

It's the what-ifs that Rice said eat at her everyday.

"I go to bed with that on my mind," said Rice. "I wake up with that on my mind and something's gotta give."

She said they are sharing Cecil Baker's story whenever possible.

"I want to put his picture out there and hope for the best," said Rice.

Lark Baker said, "He's my paps, I love him, and I just want him home."

You can call Kentucky State Police Post 10 with tips, at 606-573-3131.
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Cecil baker was last seen on May 1st by his family in Barbourville.
Family members say this behavior is extremely out of character and they fear something terrible has happened to him.

His sister, Darlene Rice, held back tears as she explained what this has done to their family. "He wouldn't put me through this. My brother has known since September what condition i'm health wise. My brother wouldn't have done this to me ... cause he worries about me and I worry about him."

The situation has impacted the entire family, especially his son Levi.
"He was pretty much the heart and soul of this family you couldn't find no better person at all ... I mean if you needed something if you needed a shoulder to cry on he was always there."

Family members say he was last seen driving a lime green 1994 Geo.
If you have any information on where Cecil Baker might be you are asked to please call State Police.


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