New info released in Whitley County missing persons case

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Published: Nov. 15, 2023 at 9:59 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 16, 2023 at 6:38 PM EST
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WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - 11-16-2023 Update: Police are now searching for a car in relation to this case.

Deputies are searching for a red 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer with a black front bumper.

The car’s last known license plate number was KY 291-RKD. We are told the title was never transferred from the previous owner and it is not currently registered.

Police say Brittney Slaughter may have been driving the car prior to her disappearance.

If you see the car, you are still asked to call Whitley County Dispatch at 606-549-6017

Original Story: Police in Whitley County are asking for your help to find two missing girls.

Deputies with the sheriff’s office are looking for Brittney Slaughter and four-year-old Chole Darnell, who Slaughter has custody of.

They were reported missing from the Ova Lane area of Canada Town.

Officials are not releasing much information right now, but they say Brittney allegedly has family members in Ohio. We are told Chole has not been seen since late September.

If you have any information on where either of these girls are, you are urged to call Whitley County Dispatch at 606-549-6017 and ask for Lt. David Lassiter, who is over the case.