BOYLE COUNTY, KENTUCKY – Last week dozens of people came out to help in the search for a young Boyle County girl who is non-verbal. A week later, more and more people are coming together to lend a hand in creating a unique space for her to play. “We didn’t even think about it. After parking the car, we immediately set out to find him, as described by family friend Anne Clay.
The week before, just after 7 p.m., Clay was driving on Lebanon Road in Danville. Clay said: “My son and I saw a woman standing in the middle of the road acting incoherently and frantically.” Minutes after Emma Dunaway’s mother realized that her daughter, who was only five years old at the time, had disappeared from their home, Clay was able to locate her. Emma has autism and is unable to communicate verbally. The family home was surrounded on all sides by thick vegetation that stretched for miles, and the sun was about to set.
In vain, Clay and his son looked across the ravine on the other side of the family home. “There were already hundreds of people from the neighborhood when my son and I emerged from the woods where we had been hiding. Clay said, “I’ve never seen such a response before.” “There were four-wheelers and side-by-sides, bloodhounds and representatives from the sheriff’s office, state police and coroner’s office. It seems that all the inhabitants of the town participated in the search for this young girl.