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Barbecue On The River Employee Missing, Suspected of Theft

courtesy of the Paducah Police Department

An employee of Paducah's annual Barbecue on the River has allegedly stolen money from the organization and police are searching for his whereabouts.

The Barbecue on the River board said in a statement today that David Boggs "has stolen money" from the 2018 festival operating expenses. They said the alleged theft took place recently, over a short period of time and did not include charity funds.

49-year-old Boggs is wanted by the Paducah Police for questioning.

Police said he has not been seen since a friend reported him leaving his home Sunday morning.

According to Paducah Police, Boggs is 5-foot-5-inches, 130 pounds with graying hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a button-up shirt.

Anyone with information about Boggs's whereabouts is asked to call Paducah Police at 270-444-8550 or through the West Kentucky Crime Stoppers by texting WKY and the tip to 847411 - or through downloading the WKY Crime Stoppers mobile phone app.

Shelby Frye is a senior at Murray State University, double majoring in theatre and journalism. She has lived in Murray for four years, but grew up in Paris, Tennessee. When she isn’t working at WKMS, Shelby performs in and works on crew for Murray State Theatre productions, plays Dungeons & Dragons, and keeps her plate full with her dual majors.
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