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Brookelyn Farthing Update: Landowners asked to check property in search for missing Ky. teen

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(CBS/AP) RICHMOND, Ky. - Kentucky State Police investigators are asking landowners in four Kentucky counties to check their property for any signs of Brookelyn Farthing, an 18-year-old woman who was last seen on June 22.

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Trooper Paul Blanton says property owners in Estill, Jackson, Rockcastle and Madison counties should pay attention to freshly turned earth and unusual smells, ditch lines and remote areas.

"We are doing everything we can to locate Brookelyn, and our hope is still that she will turn up, she will call somebody, she'll let us know that she is OK. But this is just a direction the investigation has to take to make sure that that aspect is covered," Trooper Paul Blanton with the Kentucky State Police said, according to CBS affiliate WKYT.

Troopers have been trying to locate Farthing, of Madison County, since she was last seen on June 22. She was reportedly last seen in southeastern Madison County wearing a gray Madison County FFA t-shirt and denim shorts.

Detectives are still trying to develop information about Farthing's disappearance. The home where Farthing was last seen caught fire and burned down on the same day she disappeared.

"We want to make sure this case is resolved," said Trooper Blanton, according to the station. "The family has a lot of questions and until we find Brookelyn, we're not going to be able to answer those questions."

Police say the investigation is being treated as an active missing persons case.

Anyone with information regarding Farthing's whereabouts is asked to call Kentucky State Police at (859) 623-2404 or text a tip to 67283.


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