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Search continues for missing couple in Oil Springs

Larry and Sandra of Oil Springs vanished over a month ago and law enforcement officials are fearing the worst.

Crews spent hours along with dozens of volunteers searching for the Blantons again on Sunday. Two boats along with a dive team searched the Paintsville Lake Area on Sunday for nearly six hours without success. Dogs have already been used in previous searches and horses were added on sunday to help reach areas that were hard to access. The sheriff in Johnson Co. told WSAZ that the ongoing search is probably the biggest search he has ever been a part of. Sunday was the third search for the missing couple.

The Blantons' son Willie and his girlfriend have been named persons of interest in their disappearance. Willie Blanton is currently in jail after posing as his father in an attempt to get a prescription filled. Blanton's girlfriend is also in jail at this time on drug charges.

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