Search continues for missing man with physical and mental disabilities


UPDATE: (10/25/18 6:30 p.m.)

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Laurel County Sheriff’s Office says the search for Jospeh Benge has continued today in the wooded area behind his home on Tom Cat Trail Drive.

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The sheriff’s office says that Emergency management, Laurel County Public Safety, London-Laurel Rescue Squad, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife , and the Laurel County Sheriff’s Officehave joined continue to attempt to locate Benge.

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- Deputies with the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office are looking for a 38-year-old man who they say has mental and physical disabilities.

They say Joseph Benge was last seen off Tom Cat Trail around 8 a.m. Wednesday. Deputies say he went to go hunting and apparently took a .410 gauge shotgun.

Benge is described as 6 feet tall, 130 pounds, thin build, black collar length hair,  with a beard.

London-Laurel Rescue Squad says they are conducting a ground search.

If you know the whereabouts of Benge, you are asked to call the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office at 606-864-6600 or 606-878-7000.