On January 8, 2009, Joshua Tessmer, 19, was last seen by his father in the vicinity of 6000 Block North Mayo Trail, in Pikeville, Ky. Authorities believe that he was possibly walking along the Big Sandy River when he accidentally fell in around the Levisa Fork area. It’s also believed that he could have possibly been intoxicated at the time, but as far as I know, that’s mere speculation. His baseball cap was found laying on the river bank, along with some other unnamed evidence that suggested he had fallen into the water.
Extensive searches have been conducted by local law enforcement and the AFD Dive Team, as well as cadaver dogs that were brought in by the Kentucky Search Dog Association. His body still remains unfound, and police do not suspect that foul play was involved. KSP Pikeville 606-433-7711.
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01/26/2021 – no updates available