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Police searching for missing Harlan County man

By: Kendall Downing Email
By: Kendall Downing Email

His family says they are starting to fear the worst. 22 year old James Feltner of Lynch has not been seen in ten days.

Family members say they have that feeling, in the pit of their stomach, that something is not right.

"They just call him Jay Bo, so for short we just call him Bo," said Ashley Feltner.

She would do anything to know where her baby brother is.

"We fight and argue, but we love each other to death," Feltner said.

"There's just a lot of fear. I think about is he ok, who is he with, is he being fed, does he have everything he needs," Feltner said.

Family members say James Feltner was last seen in the Tri-Cities area two Fridays ago by a clerk at the Marathon station in Cumberland.

Ashley Feltner says his friends don't know where he is either.

"It was then that I knew there was something wrong, just not right," Feltner said.

Feltner moved back to Lynch from Lexington a few months ago, where he lived with his wife, Meleah.

"Some of the circumstances of his disappearance are a mystery," said Lynch Police Chief Mike Nunley.

Authorities say he seemingly vanished and that's why they need your help.

"Any information we can get to work with, to follow up on, we are urging the public to contact us," said Shane Jacobs, with Kentucky State Police.

Friday, state police searched near the Little Shepherd Trail in Harlan County. They had reason to believe Feltner might be there.

That search did not turn up anything.

State police are in charge of the investigation.

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