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Mar 15, 2013 2:12 PM

Boone County Missing Man Case Now Considered Foul Play

Police in Boone County said Friday that the case of a man who has been missing since January is now being investigated as foul play.

Terry Hand, 41, of Long Leaf Court near Florence was reported missing by his daughter on January 8 after he had not been seen or heard from since January 6. Hand, who is described as a white man, 6'4", 300 pounds, shoulder length dark brown hair, brown eyes, with a beard and a tattoo of a star on his left hand, simply went missing with no clue as to his whereabouts. Hand's mobile home seemed undisturbed and his Ford Mustang was still in the driveway. He has not shown up for work or called in to report his absence at Jero Incorporated in Florence.

As of Friday, investigators suspect foul play in the case. Detectives in the case have interviewed nearly 50 of Hand's family, friends, co-workers and acquaintances in an effort to determine his whereabouts. His sudden disappearance is totally uncharacteristic of him.

Hand's description has been checked at area jails, hospitals, and shared with other law enforcement agencies that might have discovered an unidentified deceased person to no avail.

Anyone who might have information concerning Hand's location is asked to call either the Boone County Sheriff's Office at (859) 334-2175 or Crime Stoppers at (513) 352-3040.

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