State says day-long search for missing person was a ‘wild goose chase’

Posted September 12, 2012 at 2:02 pm

The Kentucky State Police assisted an out-of-state agency Thursday by giving support at a location on KY Hwy. 90.

An agency, which was not named and would not comment on the case they were working, brought dogs to search the woods in an area located just east of the KY Hwy. 90/Hwy. 558 intersection.

The area is commonly referred to as the “Hoot Owl Hollow” junction. The location being searched was across Ky. 90 from the The Bulldog Alley bowling alley, about five miles north of Albany.

“We were assisting an out-of-state agency so we will have no comment. My understanding is that they will not be doing a release,” KSP Public Affairs Officer Billy Gregory said in an e-mail response for information about the activity from the Clinton County News.

Gregory said the search was a “wild goose chase” that led to the discovery of dog bones and not human remains, as was earlier reported.

No official press release has been issued on the open case.

A team of dogs and their handlers scoped an area of KY. . 90 last Thursday, but nothing was found other than dog bones, according to Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer Billy Gregory of the Columbia Post. The day-long search by an out-of state agency that was not identified, was reportedly designed to locate a missing person in a still-open case.