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Crews bring in the dogs for Magoffin County search

By: Samantha Saracino Email
By: Samantha Saracino Email

26 year old Jerry Rowe Jr. of Magoffin County is still missing. Rescue officials have been on the search on and off for about 3 weeks now, but they still can't find him. On Saturday, investigators searched the area where Jerry was supposedly last seen. This time, they had dogs for extra help.

The search continues for Jerry Rowe Jr. About 3 weeks have gone by and officials say nothing has come up yet.

"We're getting a lot of unnecessary talk, like yeah well we've seen this or heard this or this is where he is supposed to be and naturally we go or the family goes and nothing showed up yet," said Carter Conley, Captain of the Magoffin County Rescue Squad.

The family says some suspicious items were found, like a bloody sheet, a lighter, and two shirts, but they are sceptical.

"We do believe somebody has been fighting us the whole way and trying to keep us from finding him because there was evidence found in places that didn't make any sense," said Jerry Rowe, Rowe Junior's father.

Additional man power was brought in on Saturday for a more detailed search, focusing on the holler where Jerry Jr. was last seen by a friend.

"We're just going to try and clear this area back behind this residence here and make sure he's not laying back through here somewhere," said Buck Bumgardner, from C.S.I Kentucky.

The C.S.I crew brought in dogs for extra help.

"These dogs might go back and find something that was missed by the human eye that these dogs could be able to smell," Conley explained.

Crews also used sonar on the pond to see if Jerry Jr. was in it, but they found nothing.

"I sit and I watch T.V. before and I've seen things like this happen to other people and I thought I knew how they felt, but you can't ever know how they feel until you know yourself," said Jerry Junior's father.

Depending on what is found during Saturday's search will determine if crews will be back again, covering new ground.

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