UPDATE: Whitley County man missing almost a month found dead

68-year old Larry Hamblin went missing Sept. 22, 2021, according to officials.

UPDATE POSTED 4:30 P.M. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 20, 2021

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (WTVQ) – Investigators think they’ve found the body of a 68-year-old Whitley County man who was last seen Sept. 22

While Whitley County authorities are awaiting confirmation from an autopsy, family members say they “are certain” the body is that of Larry Hamblin. Hamblin’s identification was found with the body, officials said.

No foul play is expected and the death appears to be either natural or accidental, th coroner’s office said.

The body was found in the area of Bennett Branch Road where he was last seen in Williamsburg.

ORIGINAL STORY POSTED OCT. 13, 2021

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (WTVQ) – A ‘Golden Alert’ was issued Wednesday for a man who went missing last month in Whitley County.

Emergency dispatchers says 68-year old Larry Hamblin was last seen Sept. 22, 2021, on Bennett Branch Road in Williamsburg.

Investigators say Hamblin is under a doctor’s care and is known to have a substance abuse problem.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call 911 or Whitley County E-911 at 606-549-6017.

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