By Richard Rourk
It’s been more than a month since a Unicoi County resident vanished and his family is still searching for answers.
Unicoi County Sheriff Mike Hensley has brought in the Tennesee Bureau of Investigation to assist with the search for Lucas “Luc” Vance and although a sonar and cadaver dog hit on a quarry in Unicoi, the search efforts yielded no results.
“I’m not sure what prompted the dog to get a hit, but all it meant was that something was deceased in that area at some time,” Hensley said. “As for the sonar, the item that was picked up resembled a body, but ended up being a rock with a gap underneath and some branches.”
Following the search of the quarry, Hensley advised that the search was back to square one. “We will keep investigating until we have some new information to go on; we will not give up,” Hensley said. “We ask that if anyone has any information to please contact us and we ask that everyone continue to pray for this family.”
A prayer vigil was held for Vance at 6 p.m. on Nov. 25 at Maple Grove Restaurant by friends and family.
He was last seen on Oct. 29, and the last contact was made after midnight on Oct. 30 in the Marbleton community of Unicoi County. Vance is 35 years old. He is 5 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs 190 pounds. He has short hair and green eyes.
If you have any new information please contact the UCSD at 743-1850.