UPDATE: Body of missing Williamsburg man found


WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Police found the body of a man who had been missing for more than a month, according to the Times-Tribune.

The newspaper reports an aerial search was conducted Wednesday in the area where 33-year-old Will Hill’s phone was last active. Hill’s body was found around 3:00 p.m., about 25 minutes into the search.

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According to the newspaper, police say Hill was found in a tree stand in the Baker Hollow area off Highway 26. They say foul play is not suspected.


Original story below:

WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Crews searched a pond three times for a missing Williamsburg man, according to the Times-Tribune.

The newspaper reports Williamsburg Police are looking for 33-year-old Will Hill, who has been missing since January 10, 2020.  The report says the mother of Hill’s three children, Erica Monhollen, told investigators she talked to Hill when friends took him back to Whitley County after a trip to Tennessee.  He hasn’t been seen since.

According to the newspaper, police say Hill hasn’t had any phone or financial activity since he went missing. Police say Hill’s last phone activity puts him in the Wofford area of Whitley County.

The newspaper reports cadaver dogs were brought in to help in the search and they alerted officers to a local pond. The pond was searched with sonar and a submersible camera, but nothing was found.

Anyone with information should contact Whitley County Dispatch at (606) 549-6017.

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