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Anderson Co. Teen Found In Harrodsburg

Posted at 5:35 PM, Jan 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-14 19:51:03-05

ANDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – An Anderson County teen who had been missing since Saturday night was found Monday in Harrodsburg. He is safe.

Alexander Strayer’s family was offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the 16-year-old’s whereabouts.

Strayer’s father tells LEX 18 that he was captured on camera leaving a food pantry in the Hilltop area at 6:53 a.m. on Sunday. He added that Alexander had done this before, but always quickly resurfaces. This time, they did not know where he was.

More than 100 people, four drones, and three helicopters were out searching for Strayer. LEX 18’s Conroy Delouche was working on his 6:00 story when he heard applause from the debriefing room where volunteers were. They had been wrapping up the search for the day.

They said that Strayer was found about 12-15 miles from Lawrenceburg in a small Mercer County restaurant called Country Inn on 127.

He will be back home tonight.

“We’re just thankful that it had a positive result. Too many times it, unfortunately, does not. And so we’re thankful for a positive result this time, and thankful for all the help,” said Anderson County Fire Chief Patrick Krogman.

Alexander’s parents had issued a statement via the media, “Alex this has gone on long enough, and there’s a lot of people who are giving their time to search and to look for you. It is time to Come home. We love and miss you.”