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BBQ on River Employee Missing, May Have BBQ Money
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - As Paducah Police search for a man reported missing this morning, his employer is now claiming that money is also missing.

Paducah Police issued a press release Monday asking for the public’s help in locating 49-year-old David G. Boggs, Jr. A friend told police Boggs left his Broadway home about 6:30 Sunday morning and hasn't been seen since. 

A short time later, Barbecue on the River issued a press release saying they have discovered that Boggs took money from the festival's 2018 operating expenses. The organization says the alleged theft occurred recently, and they are "devastated" by it.

The release from Barbecue on the River says the money reportedly taken was not designated for any of the charities that benefit from the annual festival.

On Monday afternoon, Paducah Police issued another press release saying they were aware of the missing money and are now conducting parallel investigations, with their priority being Boggs' safety and well-being.

Boggs is 5'5" tall and weighs 130 pounds, He has graying hair and hazel eyes, and was last was seen wearing blue jeans and a button-up shirt.

Anyone with information about Boggs’ whereabouts is asked to call the Paducah Police Department at 270-444-8550.




Here is the entire statement from the BBQ On The River Board:

We have recently discovered that David Boggs, an employee of BBQ On The River has stolen money from the 2018 festival operating expenses.

The investigation thus far has revealed that the theft(s) took place over a short amount of time and have recently occurred. Mr. Boggs is being sought by the Paducah Police Department for questioning but is currently unaccounted for. If anyone has information about the whereabouts of Mr. Boggs, please call the Paducah Police Department at 270-444-8550.

As organizers of this great community event, we are devastated by this unnerving development.

To be clear, NONE of the money reportedly taken was designated to the numerous charities that benefit from the BBQ On The River festival.

The organizers of BBQ On The River have and will continue to cooperate with the Paducah Police Department in this investigation.
We will keep you updated with information as it is related to us.

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Published 04:08 PM, Monday Nov. 05, 2018
Updated 08:50 PM, Wednesday Nov. 07, 2018

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