UPDATE: Twist in Golden Alert leaves searchers baffled
WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) –A Golden Alert for a missing Whitley Co. man is still in effect, but a new wrinkle in the disappearance has searchers unsure of how to proceed.
The Whitley County Sheriff’s Office issued the ‘Golden Alert’ on Monday for 48-year old Joel Moses of the Brush Arbor community. Deputies say they found his car abandoned along Highway 25 in the Pleasant View community and his jacket near the Clear Fork River.
Search and rescue crews from several counties have been involved in the search, which included dragging the Clear Fork River.
That water search was suspended Friday, however, after the Sheriff’s Office received a phone call from Moses’ parents, asking them to come to his apartment.
When they arrived, investigators say they found Moses’ wet clothing in a bag. According to the Sheriff, they are the same clothes Moses was wearing when he disappeared.
The Sheriff says he isn’t ruling anything out, and isn’t speculating on the case, but confirms that the Golden Alert remains active.
He is asking for the public to remain on the lookout for Moses, and asks anyone who may know anything about Moses’ whereabouts to call Whitley Co. E911 at (606) 549-6017.