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Missing Perry County family: Father found dead, search continues for daughter

Published: Jan. 13, 2022 at 7:31 PM EST
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PERRY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - More than one week ago, WYMT reported on a missing family in Perry County.

Thursday, Kentucky State Police troopers said volunteers with Vicco and Lotts Creek Fire and Rescue found human remains close to a creek bank in the Rowdy community.

The Perry County Coroner’s Office identified the body as 69-year-old Dale Williams..

Troopers said the search continues for his daughter, 43-year-old Misty D. Williams.

“We initially started our search right there at the home, that was the last place that we could put them back at. So, as for the search, if we don’t find anything, we’ll expand our search from there as we need to. That search, including the water ways, which is where we located Mr. Williams,” said Trooper Matt Gayheart.

Officials do not suspect foul play.

Williams was taken for an autopsy, but the cause of death has not been released yet.

Trooper Gayheart added that if anyone has information on Misty Williams’ whereabouts, they can contact Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard.

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