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Case File 4320DMKY


Paul Ward Shrout
Missing since January 4, 1999 from Sharpsburg, Bath County, Kentucky
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Paul Shrout was last seen alive at approximately 14:00 on January 4, 1999 at his home in Bath County by a family member. Mr. Shrout was lying in a bed in his bedroom. He lived at the residence with a family member.
The family member left the home around 14:00 to go to town to run some errands.

A neighbor to Mr. Shrout noticed his house was on fire at 15:41 and called the Fire Department. After the fire at the home was extinguished, numerous, extensive searches of the residence were conducted and the body of Mr. Shrout has never been recovered.
It is the opinion of investigators that Mr. Shrout was not in the home at the time of the fire. However, his health did not permit him to drive.
The cause of the fire was listed as undetermined.

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Kentucky State Police

Agency Case Number: 8-99-0032

NCIC Number: M-181229023
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

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