Found Safe KY - Kenneth Howard, 22mths, Salyersville, 12 May 2019

Discussion in 'Located Persons Discussion' started by Shin Masamura, May 13, 2019.

  1. melodyl

    melodyl Active Member

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    Give Hank a big old bear hug for me. He's a hero!
     
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  2. Trudie

    Trudie Well-Known Member

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    Wlex 11news reported K is still at hospital, was covered with ticks (yikes) wlex went on to say he was found near where previously searched, tried to reach parents by phone this evening-no luck & KSP will continue to investigate how the child got to where he was found.
     
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  3. proctorelites

    proctorelites Well-Known Member

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    I thought Hank had a q-tip dangling from his mouth. What a blessing! Hank did what all the rest couldn't do apparently. I was losing hope. Tough kid. It's hard not to gush isnt it? Lol loss for words, so happy for this child and his family and their community. Now I'll stop the mushy gushing lol
    i do have a lot of questions....was he really out there all this time? Thats one tough kid if he was. Poor baby.
     
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  4. 24Roses

    24Roses Well-Known Member

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    God is good! This a true miracle.
     
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  5. ab01

    ab01 "What is done in the dark always comes to light"

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    I'm going to go out on a limb and say they are at the hospital comforting their little boy.....o_O
     
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    Gardener1850 Well-Known Member

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    Poor sweet baby boy, but he's a survivor! IMO it doesn't mean anything that he was found in a location previously searched. I'm sure he was moving around as the searchers searched. A toddler who gets lost doesn't know to hug a tree and wait for help to come find him. Heck, most adults who get lost in the words don't follow that advice either. He was probably walking around in circles or may have even been hiding the first day if he heard the sounds of strangers and was scared. I think they finally were able to find him when he tired out to the point he couldn't run anymore and his crying alerted them to his location. MOO.
     
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  7. Gunslinging Granny

    Gunslinging Granny Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, how did he get to there in sandals (described as very difficult terrain)? Why wasn't he found when that area was searched previously? It's almost as if someone dumped him off there after the searchers left. Really odd. Maybe a bear helped him?
     
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  8. Trudie

    Trudie Well-Known Member

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    Obviously. I think the news was trying cell # & as reporters do, emphasizing what really is explanatory.

    I’m just glad he’s safe & the family can move forward, whatever will be, will be.
    If anyone is involved in K’s disappearance, KSP will get them.
     
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  9. Trudie

    Trudie Well-Known Member

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    @Gunslinging Granny I think it’ll be a couple weeks before we hear what the investigation unveils, if anything.
    Prob’ some cell phone & computer records needing to be scrutinized, imo.
     
  10. happyday

    happyday Well-Known Member

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    Well I assumed he was able to take some in somehow because I didn’t think a human could survive 4 days without water.
    I just looked it up and I’m finding 3-4 days is the typical maximum time you can live but sometimes a bit longer. Yikes. IDK I thought he might have licked some water off of leaves around him or something! :rolleyes:
     
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  11. ab01

    ab01 "What is done in the dark always comes to light"

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    There was an article posted on a website by a pediatrician that stated one thing that worked in the toddlers favor was that toddlers have a higher percent of of water reserves in their little bodies compared to adults.

    Kenneth Howard: Pediatrician reveals ‘amazing’ ways missing 22-month-old boy survived three days in the woods
     
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  12. happyday

    happyday Well-Known Member

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    Yes I saw that he was dehydrated, but in good condition. I thought he must have gotten at least a little somehow or he wouldn’t have survived for 4 days and be in good condition. He’s definitely tough!
     
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  13. Dontknow?

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    Very happy he's been found. When I first saw the alert I thought what an adorable child. Some days, it's too scary to follow with so many missing and harmed. I'm sure he's getting a few hugs. Good news!
     
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  14. rsd1200

    rsd1200 If there's no link, it's just my own 2¢.

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    Ikr? That is some really rough country. He probably slept a bit, and wandered a bit.
     
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    happyday Well-Known Member

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    cuffem Well-Known Member

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    I have not read entire thread but I don't think he would want to read here, giving the suspicion of his parents before and even after he was found.
     
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  17. Trudie

    Trudie Well-Known Member

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    Remember, the case is not closed. Previous msm reports
    The child was “possibly” outside for nearly three days & no criminality “currently”, per KSP Trooper Petry.
     
  18. mtnlites

    mtnlites Scooby Doo Gang Membership Pending

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    I wouldn't be answering calls from the news, either. I certainly don't think this makes the family look suspicious.

    And yes, people are found in previously searched areas all the time. It's weird, especially when it comes to those who have passed away, but it happens. I was wrong about what I thought happened, and I'm happy I was wrong. I can admit, though. At this point, I just hope he and his parents can move on and enjoy the rest of their lives. This will be a big adventure and story that he'll be able to talk about as he gets older, even if he doesn't remember most of it.

    LE always dot their "I"s and cross their "T"s in searches like this. They did it with the little girl from Red Lick in Madison County, too. Continuing with their investigation doesn't always mean that they think there's more to the story-sometimes it's just as simple as trying to figure out why the kids weren't found sooner so that they can adjust things about future searches.
     
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  19. Coppertop15

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    Praise God and also Hank!
     
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  20. sillybilly

    sillybilly WS Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Remember that first and foremost WS is victim friendly. Please do NOT insinuate any possible involvement of family, friends or anyone until/unless LE indicates this child's disappearance is anything other than misadventure ... a missing toddler who went astray and thankfully was found.
     
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