Search for missing man changes direction

Published: Jun. 29, 2018 at 6:54 PM EDT
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Kentucky State Police, family and several volunteers are still searching Leslie County to find a man who went missing late Sunday evening.

Family members tell WYMT

went missing Sunday around 8:15 after visiting his sister in Leslie County. They said he was last seen heading away from her home driving south on KY-421. When he did not show up for work Monday morning, they knew something was wrong and filed a missing person report.

Five days after his disappearance they are now beginning to change their efforts.

"We have searched Leslie County, so now we are trying to get to Harlan County," said Stinnett Assistant Fire Chief Bobby Turner.

Search efforts have brought in a helicopter to help the search from a different angle.

Family members have continued to work to move people closer to Harlan County to search for North. All still searching said it is a heartbreaking situation and this could not have happened to a better man.

"He goes to Walmart to get toys for his kids and he comes out with more toys for himself than he will his kids," his sister Michelle Brock said.

Brock told WYMT no amount of time will lessen their hope for a positive outcome.

"We're just hoping to find him, at this point we don't want to think the worst, we still have hope that he is out there and we are going to bring him home."