Search continues for Powell County man


POWELL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) — The Powell County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating a missing person’s case from March.

Powell County Search and Rescue are now offering a $500 reward for anyone with information leading to 29-year-old Roy Lane Junior.

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Sheriff’s deputies say they’ve received tips that Lane is dead, but no body has been found.

“What we’re trying to do is seek closure here for his family,” Deputy Eddie Barnes says. “His mother’s very ill at this time and we want to try to get this resolved.”

Lane was last seen at a gas station in Clay City on March 16th. Sheriff’s deputies say his mom and sister came in shortly after saying they hadn’t heard from Lane in a few days and how unlike him this was.

Lane has been reported missing since March 23rd, but his Facebook page’s profile picture was updated on April 3rd.

Last weekend, deputies got a tip that Lane’s body may be off Forge Mill Road in Clay City.

“So we had a cadaver dog come over and the dog hit a couple places and that resulted in us draining a well and looking at another place,” says Deputy Barnes. “We found no evidence of any type of body.”

Sheriff’s deputies say they believe the rough terrain of Powell County may be what’s delaying them finding Lane. They also add that they’re treating this as a missing person’s case until a body is found.

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