Special Release 3 Nov 19

At approximately 5:18 am on November 3, 2019 the 911 center of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Betty Richards, 2029 SR 339, Belpre advising her husband Kenneth B. Richards, age 82, of  the same address was missing.  She advised he suffered from dementia.  Officers and Reserve Officers of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office; Troopers and Aviation Units from of the Ohio State Highway Patrol; Officers and tracking dogs from the Marietta Police Department; members of the Little Hocking Volunteer Fire Department; and neighbors in the community began searching for him.  He was located at approximately 9:11 am about ½ mile from his residence laying in a ditch along SR 339.  He was determined to be deceased at that time.  Foul play is not suspected.  


Larry Mincks

Washington County Sheriff