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Golden Alert Canceled After Missing Laurel Co. Man Found Safe

Posted at 9:00 AM, Apr 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-18 09:00:56-04

UPDATE: Benge was found around 8 a.m. Thursday.


LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – Laurel County Sheriff’s officials have issued a Golden Alert for a missing man.

Joseph Benge was last seen off Tom Cat Trail, five miles east of London at 3:30 a.m. this morning. Benge has mental disabilities and has been the subject of a previous Golden Alert in the county.

In October of last year, Benge went missing near the same location. 

If you know where he may be, call the sheriff’s office at 606-864-6600. Deputies have released a more recent photo of Benge.