Troopers find missing Harlan County man's truck burned in a field

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WARBRANCH, Ky. (WYMT) - Family members are searching everywhere for Tyler North.

North, who is from Harlan County, was first reported missing June 25. His family says he was last seen in Leslie County.

Sunday night, troopers found North's truck burned in a field near Warbranch.

"Just off Kentucky 1850, off a strip mine road," said Matt Gayheart of KSP.

When asked if this case has become a murder investigation, Gayheart said: "At this point, this is still an on-going missing person investigation."

Since North went missing, loved ones have spent hours searching for him.

"Very good worker, he's not a trouble-maker," said Richard Hawkins, North's father-in-law. "He didn't deserve this, whatever has happened to him."

"He has had people go missing in Harlan County that he has went searching for that he didn't know," said Michelle Brock, North's sister. "Anyone that knows him knows that he is a light."

North's family now hopes for answers, but more than anything, they still want him to return home safe.

KSP is searching the burned truck for evidence. Family members say they will continue to search. Anyone with information is asked to call KSP.

The field where Tyler North's truck was found.

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