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Body of missing Claiborne County man at the center of Silver Alert found in Knox County Kentucky

Updated: Mar 13

From the Knox County Ky Sheriff's Department -

Curtis Mason

The body of a missing Claiborne County man was found in Knox County Kentucky Wednesday afternoon March 13, 2024. 86-year-old Curtis Mason of Harrogate, had been reported missing and was last seen Monday, February 26th. A Silver Alert was issued by the TBI.

His vehicle, a 2004 silver Pontiac Montana, had been captured by business cameras in Middlesboro, Pineville, and along Highway 92 during this time. Multiple law enforcement agencies and family members of Mr. Mason had been searching for him for several weeks.

Mr. Mason was found in the Goldens Creek area of Knox County near 1809 after individuals riding in the region told those searching for him they had seen his van. He was pronounced deceased by Knox County Coroner Mike Blevins. His body has been sent to Frankfort

for an autopsy.

While Knox County Lt. Sam Mullins is heading up the Kentucky portion of the investigation, Claiborne County Detectives and TBI are are in charge of the Tennessee investigation. No foul play is suspected.

Also assisting on scene was the Knox County SORT team.

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