Missing Maysville man found safe

Christy Howell-Hoots - [email protected]

A missing Maysville man has been deemed safe by authorities.

On Friday, Maysville Police Department Detective T.C. Rice said Daniel Cooper called his mother to let her know he was safe.

Cooper’s whereabouts were not disclosed, but Rice did say it was believed Cooper was in a city North of Maysville. Rice said he believes the phone call is enough proof that Cooper can no longer be classified as a missing person.

“He’s fine,” Rice said. “His mother had been contacted by a third-party with credible information about his whereabouts. He has since called his mother and we believe that is enough information to remove him from our missing persons list.”

Cooper, 27, was reported missing by his mother in late October after he failed to contact her for about two weeks, police said. It was uncommon for her not to hear from her son for that length of time, according to Maysville Police Chief Jared Muse.

Compounding his mother’s fear was the fact that another son was a victim of a drug overdose several years ago.

Ryan Cooper died in July 2012. He was 21 at the time. His body was discovered in a grassy area along Kentucky 8 near the William Harsha Bridge, west of Maysville. Three people were charged in connection with his death from a heroin overdose.


Christy Howell-Hoots

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