August 27, 2014

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Search for missing man ends in tragedy

Volunteers prepare to search a field off of Old Murphysville Road for missing farmer Roy Bishop. Photo courtesy of Terry Prather/The Ledger Independent.

By Marla Toncray and Wendy Mitchell

Dozens of people joined in a search for missing May's Lick farmer Roy Allen Bishop on Tuesday, July 16, but the search ended tragically with the discovery of Bishop's body around 9 p.m.

Alex Hyrczk, chief of the Buffalo Trace Search and Rescue unit, said Bishop was found in a field within close proximity to where searches had been conducted all day and into the evening. The location of Bishop's body was in a wooded area and was sighted by a Kentucky State Police helicopter near 5013 Murphysville Road. Hyrczk said the location was near a power line route.