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October 15, 2012

Whitley County couple missing

Last seen Sunday, left cell phone, clothes, medicine at home

CORBIN — By Becky Killian / Editor

Late Friday officials and family members were still searching for a Corbin couple last seen Sunday.

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department issued a Golden Alert for  Homer Martin, 80, and his wife Jeanette Martin,  77.

The couple was last seen at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at their home on Black Diamond Road in Corbin by Jeanette Martins’ daughter, Billie Lancaster.

Sheriff Colan Harrell said he searched the home Friday seeking clues that might indicate the couple’s whereabouts. The search was fruitless, and Harrell said finding the couple is made more difficult since they left their cell phone behind and don’t use either credit or debit cards.

Andy Salmons, the couple’s grandson, said both his grandparents require medication, which was left behind. His grandmother is also taking medication for early onset dementia.

Salmons said his grandparents own a home in Florida, but calls made to neighbors showed the Martins haven’t been there.

The Martins’ family is also checking driving routes the couple routinely travel.

Harrell said so far theres’ been no indication of foul play in the couple’s disappearance, but that nothing can be ruled out at this time.

Homer Martin is 6 foot 2 inches, weighs 240 pounds, has white hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a white shirt and khaki shorts.

Jeanette Martin is 5 foot 4 inches, weighs 125 pounds, has white hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a black skirt with a flower design and a black blouse with red poka dots. She has a scar on her abdomen.

The couple drives a 2008 Chrysler Town & Country dark blue van with Kentucky tags 447JHX.

Anyone with information regarding this couple is asked to call the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department at 606-549-6017.

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