Missing man found dead

By: Katie Roach Email
By: Katie Roach Email

UPDATE: The search for a missing Whitley County man has ended. Just before 6 p.m. Wednesday, search crews said they had located 62-year-old Richard Martin.

Officials later told us that Martin was dead when they found him.

Martin left his Whitley County home Monday, and disappeared.

Search crews have spent the past two days searching for him in the Bee Creek area, near Corbin.


A missing Whitley County man has been found, but at this time officials are not releasing any information on his condition.

Search crews resumed their search on Wednesday for 62-year-old Richard Martin who has been missing since Monday morning.

He left his home in the Bee Creek area near Corbin on an ATV and never returned.

As the search continued, worry and fear grew for Martin's family.

"Worried sick. I don't think my sister has slept in two days," said Martin's sister-in-law Tammy Jackson.

On Tuesday crews found no signs of any foot trails or ATV trails in the woods.

Dozens of volunteers braved not only the cold, but the treacherous terrain on Wednesday searching for any thing unusual, any clues that might lead to Martin.

Late Wednesday afternoon, search crews found Martin, but again officials are not releasing information about his condition.

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