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New Ky. State Police search fails to find teen

Brookelyn Farthing (Source: WLEX) Brookelyn Farthing (Source: WLEX)

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) - Authorities have searched more than 16,000 acres in three Kentucky counties but failed to find a teenager who was reported missing last month.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Paul Blanton says Tuesday's search was done by foot, on horseback and aboard ATVs.

Teams expanded the search area near where 18-year-old Brookelyn Farthing was last seen June 22.

Most of the search Tuesday was in Madison County but also stretched into Rockcastle and Jackson counties. Blanton says a lake and three ponds also were searched.

In late June, police discontinued foot searches that covered several hundred acres.

Blanton said police had not received any specific information that prompted the new search.

Farthing was last seen at a house that caught fire later that night. Blanton said the fire remains under investigation.

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