UPDATE: Golden Alert canceled, Lexington man found safe


Update:  Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 10:52 p.m.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington Police say a missing Lexington man was found safe Tuesday night in Harrodsburg.

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The Golden Alert issued earlier in the evening for 22-year old Cody Lenz was canceled, according to police.

No other details were released.


Original Story Below:

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Lexington Police are looking for a missing man with an intellectual disability.

Officers issued a Golden Alert Tuesday night for 22-year-old Cody Lenz.

According to police, Lenz was last seen around 5:30 p.m, leaving his home in the Chilesburg neighborhood.

“Lenz has an intellectual disability and the functional capacity of a child, and he requires medication,” police said.

Officer say he was driving a 2014 blue Chevrolet Malibu with Kentucky license plate 267-PNK.

He’s 6’4″, 250 pounds, and wears prescription glasses. He was last seen wearing a blue sweatshirt and dark colored sweatpants.

Call 911 if you know anything.


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