KYK9 responds to Golden Alert

Search efforts multiply for missing woman

Monday, July 11th 2016, 11:31 am

EDT Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 12:28 am EDT

By John P. Wise, Director of Digital Media

By Kasey Cunningham, Reporter 

[Adriane Koch was last seen on July 7.] Adriane Koch was last seen on July 7.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Loved ones are trying to spread the word about a Louisville woman who's been missing since July 7.

Another Facebook post indicates that Koch "did not have keys to get back inside the house, a phone, identification, a purse or a vehicle. The garage door was shut and ... certain items in the house were situated as if Adriane knew she was leaving, but she did not leave any sort of note."

Koch was last seen at a farm off Westport Road where she used to work. The farm’s owner, Lawrence Palmer-Bell, said he immediately joined in the search efforts and called the K-9 search and rescue organization, KYK9.

“You can walk through a row of corn and you aren’t going to see anything 10 feet one way or the other,” said Palmer-Bell, “There's a lot of ground to cover and they've just worked tirelessly.”

Dog handler and founder of KYK9 Jennifer Jordan Hall said the dogs have picked up a trail but the search has not been without challenges.

“They've picked up a scent trail which is really the key thing,” Hall said, “We've been in the corn it's very very difficult to see the dogs and to see something so if we fly the drone over low enough we're hoping we can see.”

 Rachael Thompson, of Tarpon ROV, traveled from Louisiana to operate the drone and fly it over the corn fields to search for Koch.

The Jefferson County Search Dog Association also set up at an elementary school near Westport Road and send out five teams of bloodhounds to search for Koch.

Koch’s family said they’re grateful for the police, search efforts and the community.

“We don’t want to go anymore nights not finding her and not having her home with us,” Koch’s niece, Magnolia Hensley, said. “She's gone. Gone without any trace any notice or anything and she didn't say goodbye to me.”

Hensley said Adriane is a selfless woman who has touched every person she’s met, though she’s struggled with depression for years. 

Loved ones are asking community members to help distribute fliers around town Monday. Click here to find out how to help.

Anyone with on Koch's whereabouts is urged to call (502) 327-2677. WATCH: Kasey Cunningham’s report

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