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Missing Persons and Cold Cases

Still Missing Jeff Anthony Shepherd


(In the coming weeks, The McCreary County Voice will highlight local cases involving unsolved homicides or missing persons. Anyone with information (no matter how small) about any of the cases is urged to contact officials.)



March 12, 2021 will mark the third year since Jeff Anthony Shepherd of Whitley City, KY went missing. He was reported missing to Kentucky State Police by family members in Whitley City, Kentucky on March 13, 2018.
According to the NamUs website, Jeff was last seen on March 12, 2018 getting into his truck at Missy’s Bar in Winfield. A source indicates Shepherd’s vehicle reportedly turned north on HWY 27 when he left the bar. There was nothing to indicate any sort of problem while Shepherd was at Missy’s.
The truck Shepherd was driving is described as a primered gray 1984 F-150 with a red passenger door and a brown driver’s door. The truck had no grill with damage to the rear bumper and a tag number of Kentucky 602 L J C expiring in 2018. Jeff was wearing either a brown Carhartt type coat or just a thick blue flannel shirt with blue jeans.
Jeff was thirty years old when he disappeared and would currently be thirty-three years old. According to NamUs, Jeff was described as being 5’5”-5’7” and weighing 145-165 pounds at the time he went missing. His brown hair was shoulder length and normally worn in a low ponytail with a ball cap. At times, he wore a mustache with some chin stubble while at other times he was completely shaven. Shepherd was never known to wear a full beard. Eye color is blue.
Kentucky State Police indicate they thoroughly searched the area between Winfield, TN and Shepherd’s residence in Whitley City, KY and found nothing. Shepherd’s truck was never discovered.
Anyone with information about Shepherd’s disappearance or the vehicle he was last seen driving is urged to contact Billy Correl with Kentucky State Police at 606-878-6622.

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