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KSP Leading Investigation Into Missing Magoffin Co. Toddler

Posted at 3:06 PM, May 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-14 23:26:45-04

MAGOFFIN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky State Police are now leading the investigation into the disappearance of a missing Magoffin County toddler.

Volunteers are still searching for 22-month-old Kenneth Neil Howard. The toddler has been missing since about 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

The original search was centered around Kentucky Highway 7 on the Magoffin and Floyd county line. The search radius has now been widened to a nearby strip mine.

Kentucky State Police officials are asking anyone with information on the child to call 606-433-7711.

The father of Kenneth Howard tells LEX 18 that he’s offering a $5,000 reward for the safe return of his missing son.

“It’s the worst time of my life,” said Elder Howard, Kenneth’s father. “Can’t sleep, can’t eat. He was my world.”