Search for missing Greenup County man continues

By Portia Williams

September 22, 2013

Portia Williams

PDT Staff Writer

SOUTH SHORE, Ky. — The Kentucky State Police in Ashland conducted an area search for Gerald L. Boyles on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, in Sandhill, Ky with more than 40 participants.

According to KSP, the search was conducted in coordination with members of local law enforcement, area fire departments, emergency management personnel and volunteers.

The search crew met at American Legion Post 276 in South Shore, Ky. to organize for the search. There were five groups. One of the five groups consisted of individuals riding four wheelers.

KSP Trooper Jamie Kidd said the search began near Boyles’ home.

“We will keep the search basic. We are going to utilize the volunteers, to start at the residence that missing subject was last seen of about a five-mile radius,” Kidd said.

Kidd said the search would concluded after 3 p.m. Saturday.

“I am a supervisor, not the investigator on the case, we do have some details that we are falling upon. This is an ongoing investigation,” Kidd said.

Tim Boyles, the son of Gerald L. Boyles, said their family desires to have his father back safely.

“We are really concerned. We just want to have him back with us. He has some serious health issues,” Tim Boyles said.

According to Boyles, Gerald L. Boyles has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.

“We have been searching from here to Virginia, to Lima, Ohio. We’ve passed out flyers, and have just been doing everything we can to have him back home,” Tim Boyles said.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Gerald L. Boyles should contact KSP at 606-928-6421.

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