UPDATE: Missing Whitley County man found, getting checked out by EMS

Whitley County Sheriff's Department says Darrell Carter was last seen Sunday

UPDATE (6/15/22) – A missing 75-year-old has been found alive. According to the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, Darrell Carter has been found and is being treated by EMS. Deputies say Carter will be taken to the hospital.


The sheriff’s department shared the update in a post on social media saying in part, “By the grace of God and with the help of so many different agencies and volunteers, Darrell Carter has been located ALIVE.”

The post went on to thank everyone who helped in search efforts.




WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a missing man with dementia. According to the sheriff’s department, Darrell Carter was last seen Sunday entering the woods off Gail Hart Road in the Rockholds area.

The 75-year-old was wearing a red checkered shirt, blue jeans and brown boots. The sheriff’s department says Carter has a history of dementia.


Deputies shared a video on social media of search efforts around 7:30 p.m. Monday saying, “There is a large presence of search and rescue agencies from all over the region currently in the Rockholds community. Also present are a large number of civilian volunteers. We appreciate their assistance and ask for prayers as they cover the area searching for Darrell Carter. Please pray for a safe return of Mr. Carter as well. Be mindful of pedestrians, ATV, and Horseback traffic if you are traveling through the area.”

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Carter, you should contact the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department by calling 606-549-6017.


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