Family members of missing Clay County man plead for information on his whereabouts

Published: Aug. 25, 2016 at 12:05 AM EDT
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Family members of a missing Clay County man are making a public plea for information on his whereabouts.

They last saw Cecil Edward Burkhart - also known as "C-Bug" - in early July when he was dropped off in the Oneida community to do some mowing and mechanic work.

Burkart's family and friends have looked for him for nearly two months and police have opened a missing person's case.

"I know something's wrong because he's never gone this long without contacting me," Burkhart's aunt, Gloria Collins said. "He may go three or four days, but he would always get in contact with me no matter what he was into."

Collins said Burkhart, 30, is more like a son to her than a nephew.

"We just need him home, if he is ok," Collins said. "If not, we need to know what's happened."

Searches for Burkhart have yielded no results.

Collins has heard rumors regarding his whereabouts, but is trying to stay hopeful he is safe.

"It's just like a constant pain," she said when asked about the hardest part of his disappearance. "It's eating at you constantly."

Burkhart is 5'10", weighs 170 pounds and has brown hair. He has tattoos on his back and arms and is missing three fingers.

Anyone with information can call the Kentucky State Police post in London at (606) 878-6622.