Authorities searching and questioning people in missing man case

Authorities searching and questioning people in Bell County missing man case

Gary Sayre (source: family) Gary Sayre (source: family)

6 News Reporter

FRAKES, Ky. (WATE) – Bell County sheriff's deputies spent hours on Wednesday searching for Gary Sayre, 41, who authorities say has been missing since Sunday night. He was last seen getting out of a car on Highway 190 near Clairfield, TN.

His wife, Charron, said it's highly out of character for him to go away without contacting anyone.

"Nineteen years, he's never left, he's never not called," she explained.

She said he left home Sunday night to go out with some friends.

"On the way back, Gary and he got into an altercation. His friend stopped the car and Gary got out. When the friend went out to find him, he was gone," said Charron.

After hours of searching on Wednesday, detectives switched gears at their command post at Frakes Volunteer Fire Department. They started interviewing locals about what may have happened.

"There are a lot of unanswered questions we'd like answered," said Deputy Michael Cooper.

Charron said she went looking for Gary the night he disappeared and found his cap on the road a few miles from their home in the area he was last seen. Investigators said that's been the only sign of him.

While law enforcement does not have a positive outlook on the case, Charron is clinging to the hope her husband just left because he was frustrated taking care of their severely autistic son 24/7.

"Gary does the best he can, but he's human and it's hard to deal with," said Charron.

Friends have set up a Facebook page for Gary, everyone hoping they'll see him again.

"I want him to be okay wherever he is. I want him to come home," said Charron.

The community will be gathering for a search Thursday morning. They'll be meeting at Chenoa General Store in Frakes at 9 a.m.

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