Brookelyn Farthing remains missing
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Brookelyn Farthing remains missing

Richmond : KY : USA | Aug 05, 2013 at 7:44 AM PDT
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The search for Brookelyn Farthing continues, but there aren't any new leads being publicized by police. This is just more of the same disheartening news that comes week-after-week since the Ky. teen vanished in late June. As her disappearance barrels toward the second-month-mark, it's hard to speculate that anything good will be revealed in the end. Nonetheless, community members of Richmond, Ky. have pulled together for strength, and continue to have fundraisers and other community events in the missing woman's honor.

The fundraisers and vigils give community members a reason to feel strong in the face of this adversity, but to be honest these gatherings do little to help in the investigation. There hasn't been a coordinated search for Brooke Farthing in quite some time, and at the most these vigils and events may only attract the suspect. However, are investigators even present to observe those in attendance?

What is known about this case is that a fire broke out in a home the same night Brooke vanished. A couch was badly burned in the home where she was last seen. It seems easy to speculate that this fire could have been purposely set to destroy evidence of a crime -- perhaps the missing piece of the puzzle in Farthing's disappearance. On the other hand, officials have never definitively connected the two incidents.

This Gather News article asks the important question: Is the Brookelyn Farthing disappearance becoming a cold case?

By definition a case should be over a year old before it is actually labeled as such by law enforcement, but with nearly two months passing and no real leads in the case, it almost feels like it's inevitable.

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Chelsea Hoffman is based in Henderson, Nevada, United States of America, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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