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News Release

Knox County missing person

Date of News Release: 2/15/2017

Artemus, KY (February 15, 2017) – On February 15, 2017 the Kentucky State Police at Harlan, Post 10 received a call reporting a 23 year old male missing from the Artemus community of rural Knox County. Troopers from Post 10 responded to the residence and began an investigation into this matter.

Preliminary investigations indicate that Douglas M. Middleton, 23, left his residence at approximately 10:00 a.m. located on Walton Road. It was discovered that Mr. Middleton left walking behind his residence into the woods. According to his guardian, Mr. Middleton has a known disability and has never left his residence alone. Mr. Middleton’s guardian also stated that he has not been taking his medication.

Mr. Middleton is a white male, 5’6’’, 133 pounds, brown hair, hazel eyes, thin build, and a beard. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, blue/gray striped jacket, and brown leather boots.

At this time the Knox County Rescue Squad is actively canvassing the area searching for Mr. Middleton. If anyone has any leads or information the whereabouts of Mr. Middleton please contact Post 10, Harlan at 606-573-3131.

Case is still under investigation by Tpr. Russell Maynard.