Police bringing in cadaver dogs to search for missing couple

By: Whitney Burks Email
By: Whitney Burks Email

OIL SPRINGS, Ky. (WYMT) - Larry and Sandara Blanton have been missing for several weeks, and now the Johnson County Sheriff says he is fearing the worst.

Police say it does not look good.

No money has been spent. No cell phones have been used. There are no signs of them anywhere.

Larry and Sandara Blanton have literally disappeared, and police have decided it is time to bring in cadaver dogs to search the couple's farm in Oil Springs.

"These people's been missing almost a month now, and there's a lot of speculation that there was some dozer work done," said Johnson County Sheriff Dwayne Price.

Dozer work done, they say, by the Blantons' son Willie who has been named a person of interest in the case along with his girlfriend Amanda Fannin.

Willie told WYMT earlier this week he knows people are accusing him of being involved. Friday he said it has not changed.

"They think it. I mean I haven't had the first person that's come here and asked how the family's doing or anything," he said.

Willie's girlfriend says the thought is hard to bear.

"I damn sure don't want to think that my boyfriend's a murderer, so I just kind of put that in the back of my head and hope the law finds them," she said.

Police say the Blantons own about 50 acres. They say that makes searching all of it quite a chore, but Willie says he will be there every step of the way.

"It's been real hard not knowing anything. I mean if something has happened, no closure," said Willie.

The sheriff says at this point anything could happen.

"I hope I'm wrong with this theory. I'd like to see them show up tomorrow, but I guess we'll just have to wait and see," said Price.

It is a hopeful thought that many in this tiny community hope becomes reality.

They will use four dogs to search the property on Sunday.

Anyone with information about the Blantons should contact the Johnson County Sheriff's Department.

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