The Doe Network:
Case File 4349DMKY


Harry Miller Maupin
Missing since June 18, 1985 from Harlan County, Kentucky
Classification: Endangered Missing

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Circumstances of Disappearance
Harry Maupin was last seen at his place of employment near the Lejunior community of Harlan County on June 18, 1985.

Maupin was a coal company owner who often went on business to the mountains near Harlan. Maupin stayed in Harlan County when he traveled for business, but considered Richmond his home. He sometimes stayed in an office trailer on mine property.
Maupin and his business partner owned Gayno Goal Co. and Aqua Processing Inc., which produced coal processing equipment. He also owned Maupin Grain Co. near Waco for several years before leasing the company about two years before his disappearance. He was a father of two.

The Harlan County rescue squad and sheriff’s office searched Harlan County as well as parts of Tennessee and Virginia.

Maupin’s body has never been found. He was declared deceased by the state after several years.

In 2010 police arrested and charged a suspect in Maupin's disappearance. he has been charged with murder and evidence tampering.

Police received information that Maupin was shot, which caused injuries that resulted in his death and that his body was removed from Harlan County and disposed of to where it could not be recovered. Detectives believe Maupin was killed on coal mining property of the Gano Coal Co.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Kentucky State Police

Source Information:
LEX18 News

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