Father offers $5,000 reward for missing Kentucky toddler

The father of a missing Kentucky toddler said he is offering a $5,000 reward for anyone who can return his son. (WYMT)
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SALYERSVILLE, Ky. (WYMT/WVLT) -- The father of a missing Kentucky toddler said he is offering a $5,000 reward for anyone who can return his son.

Kenneth Howard who is just 22-months-old has not been seen since 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The family said they believe he walked out the back door of their home.

"I would just like to see him come home safe," Elden Howard, Kenneth's father, said. "I guess it's adrenaline. I can't rest, can't eat. I've ate one bologna sandwich since Sunday."

Crews searched for Howard for around 23 hours Monday and resumed the search noon Tuesday.

"She's in pretty bad shape too, she'd tore all to pieces. It's just not knowing what to do. We've searched everywhere we can think of they've had dog teams in here, nothing's showing up."

When asked about what he thinks happened, Howard said, "yeah, it's just like he disappeared. No sign, no nothing. That's the reason I'm started to think, if we can't find him, somebody's picked him up."

Howard says anyone who returns his son to him will be rewarded with $5,000, no questions asked.

"I'd say there are 40 or 50 people in the hills searching all day," he said. "Best thing I could've seen is everybody showing up."