Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Brookelyn Farthing was last seen on June 22, 2013. She passed her driverís license exam the morning before and then attended a grandfatherís birthday celebration. Later, she went to a friendís birthday party. She had packed a bag and planned to spend the night at a friendís house, but those plans later were called off. Another friend of hers was drunk and needed to get home. A eman known to Brookelynís ex-fiance was at the party and he offered her his vehicle to give the boy a ride home. Farthing purportedly drove her friend home in the manís vehicle and then had to bring the vehicle back to the manís house ó a home with no electricity that was in foreclosure.
Not long after Farthing arrived at the manís home that she started to text friends about needing a ride. She sent a text to her former fiance asking him to pick her up. Brooke sent several text messages making plans for the next day. She also sent messages about feeling unsafe where she was. Later that night, a text was sent from her phone saying she no longer needed a ride and she was going to another party in another county. Family members do not believe Brookelyn sent that final text message.
At about 7 a.m., the owner of the home Farthing was visiting called the fire department and reported a blaze inside the home. The fire was extinguished before it got out of control. Brookelyn's purse and luggage were found in the house, however, she was no where to be found.
The homeowner allegedly told police that he had to leave and take care of a horse that morning. According to police, he said that, when he left, Farthing was sitting on the couch smoking. When he returned, she was gone and the couch was on fire.
Authorities contacted Farthingís cell phone carrier and determined it last pinged on a tower in nearby Blue Lick, about 30 miles from where Farthing was last seen. The phone has not been turned on since.
Search teams led by law enforcement scoured the wooded regions in the Big Hill/Red Lick area near the home. Authorities have searched more than 16,000 acres in three Kentucky counties for the teen.
Authorities have not named any suspects or persons of interest in Farthingís disappearance.
Brookelyn had graduated from Madison Southern High School in May 2013.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Kentucky State Police Post 7