INEZ, Ky. – The search continues for a man that went missing in Martin County more than three weeks ago.
William “Scottie” Fannin was last seen around 4 p.m. on December 10.
Recently, cadaver dogs indicated that a body was in a Martin County lake. Officials searched the lake in hopes of locating Fannin’s remains. Several cars were pulled from the lake but a body was not found. “We removed all the cars from the lake but we didn’t find a body. We are going to let the lake settle and take the dogs back out on boats,” Martin County Sheriff Joe Kirk explained.
Kirk explained that although the cadaver dogs indicated that a body was in the lake, it is likely that it isn’t Fannin. “We don’t believe the body is in the lake,” Kirk said. “The dogs indicated a body in the lake but it could have been from years ago,” Kirk continued.
The search for Fannin will not end until he is located. Kirk explained, “The search is never ending. We were out until 2 a.m. this morning searching.”
The Fannin family is offering a $2,500 reward for any information leading to his whereabouts.
Kirk urges anyone with any information concerning Fannin’s whereabouts to reach out. “I know that someone knows something. Even if they could just drop a note in a convenience store or grocery store floor, so we can find his body and get some closure to the family,” Kirk said.
Anyone with any information about William “Scottie” Fannin can contact the Martin County Sheriff’s Department at 606-298-2828.
(Courtney Pigman is a news reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be contacted at [email protected], or at 304-235-4242 ext, 2279.)