CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The search continues for an 87 year old man missing for the past 20 days from Taylor County. Now, a reward is being offered for information in the disappearance of Delmar Thomas “Tom” Curry.
The more days that go by, the more a community gets concerned that the outcome may not be good for an 87-year-old man who has been missing for several weeks.
No one has seen or heard from Delmar Thomas “Tom” Curry in Taylor County. Now, a reward is being offered in his case. Curry was last seen around 4:30 p.m. April 1, at his home on Smith Ridge Road.
Crews have searched for Curry via ground, air and watercraft. They are asking people in the area to search their property, including barns, garages and surveillance cameras.
Curry lived alone at his Smith Ridge Road home and did not drive. He relied on his neighbors, people like Donald Skaggs and his wife. The Skaggs’s noticed something was wrong when Curry’s front porch light was left on.
“My wife got up, she looked over and all the lights were on,” neighbor Donald Skaggs said. “I went over to the house the front door storm door was unlocked and the main door was open.”
Curry never went anywhere without his glasses and hat but, those things along with his shoes were left behind at his home.
“It’s hard to believe he could have gotten very far off being bare-footed,” Skaggs said.
“Everything was normal up until that morning April 2nd,” Campbellsville Fire Chief Chris Taylor said. “And all we know is that he is just not in his house, not in his barns, or any structures around and it’s highly unusual.”
That’s why they’ve put in so many resources to find him over the past several days.
“We’ve has ground searchers, K9, horseback, ATV’s, drone, helicopter,” Taylor said. “We’ve pretty much exhausted all the resources we have.”
“Still no Tom, it’s a mystery,” Skaggs said.
“Pretty decent mental status, he had all those chickens he raised the chickens and sold the eggs,” Chief Taylor said.
Curry’s family is offering a reward in the case, $1,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction of anyone involved in his disappearance. But, Chief Taylor says as of now they are not suspecting foul play.
“There is nothing that suggests foul play,” Chief Taylor said. “We have a lot of unknown answers.”
The Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department posted on their Facebook page there is a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in Curry’s disappearance.
Curry is described as being 5'8 tall and weighing 140 pounds with blue eyes and gray hair.
If you have any information on this case call 270-465-8000.