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Person of interest arrested in case of missing mother

Posted at 12:03 PM, Oct 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-22 18:43:58-04

PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)  — Pulaksi County investigators say their case is heating up in the search for missing woman LeeAnna Brumley.

A person of interest, Corky Hendricks, was taken into custody on unrelated warrants and detectives believe he could be the first of several people who know what happened to the 25-year-old mother.

Hendricks was arrested last night on unrelated charges of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, a drug charge and being a persistent felony offender.

Deputies tell LEX 18 that that Hendricks has been living out of a tent and that warrants have been out on him for a month.

LeeAnna Brumley vanished in the spring of 2019. Her family and friends have not heard from her since May 22.

Authorities confirmed he was a person of interest in the case.

"He is a person of interest because according to the tips, he was the last known people to be with her," Lieutenant Bobby Jones explained.

Jones wouldn't elaborate on the nature of the relationship.

Deputies say this case is moving forward in the right direction and tell us there could be other arrests in Brumley's disappearance.