UPDATE: Missing teenager in Edmonson County found

Published: Jul. 17, 2019 at 1:04 PM CDT
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The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office says missing teenager Zachery Shepard of Brownsville has been found safe and returned home.

Deputies say Zachery Shephard had gone to a relative’s house sometime Wednesday while the relative was not home. Once the relative returned home and discovered Shephard to be there, they contacted authorities, at which point he was returned safely home.


Earlier in the day, Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office received a tip that Shephard had been seen at Edmonson County Public Library. Deputies combed through video surveillance at the library and the teen was identified entering a vehicle outside of the building and leaving as a passenger in that vehicle.

The driver was identified as Crystal D. Shephard (38) of Bowling Green. She was located at a residence in Warren County and after authorities made contact with her, she was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct and taken to the Warren County Detention Center by Bowling Green Police. Crystal D. Shephard will also be charged with Custodial Interference, a felony, as it relates to the Missing Juvenile Case in Edmonson County.


Monday evening, Zachery Shepard (16) of Brownsville, was classified as a Missing Person by the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office. Authorities say that Shepard is a white male, approximately 5 foot 5 inches, 120 pounds with green eyes and blonde/brown hair.

Shepard was last reported seen wearing a gray shirt and light-colored blue jean shorts and possibly riding a bicycle, chrome in color.

If seen, contact Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office at 270-597-2157 or Edmonson County Dispatch at 270-597-2729.