Family of woman missing since June 1 desperate for answers

Kandi Gonzalez has been missing since June 1. Her family is hoping someone can help them find her.
Updated: Jun. 15, 2021 at 11:50 PM EDT
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UPDATE 6/16/21 @ 10 p.m.

FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) - A family is desperate for answers after a 36-year-old woman vanished in Floyd County more than two weeks ago.

Different scenarios of what could’ve happened to Kandi Gonzalez keep playing out in her mother’s mind.

“We need some type of clue other than where she was last seen,” her mother, Betty Dixon, said.

Floyd County Sheriff John Hunt says Gonzalez, who has lived in Floyd County for a couple of years, was last known to be seen June 1. She was reported disoriented and trespassing in a stranger’s backyard along Abbott Creek Road in Prestonsburg, less than half a mile from her own home.

“She seemed confused about maybe where she was at or how she got there,” the sheriff said.

In a cellphone video provided by the sheriff, Gonzalez can be seen running into a creek. That’s the last time anyone has reported seeing her.

“She jumps in the creek, and then she’s just gone,” Dixon said. “There’s just nothing else.”

The sheriff says multiple extensive searches involving numerous agencies and volunteers using helicopters, drones, and dogs during the past couple weeks have come up empty.

The sheriff says a search team believes they tracked her over a hill to an area near another road, but they have no idea where she went from there.

“Our family is looking for answers, any answers we can possibly get to where is she,” Gonzalez’s sister Sue Abbott said.

The mother says Gonzalez has joint custody of her 5-year-old son, and it’s not like her to vanish with no explanation.

“It’s totally unlike her,” she said. “She loves her son. Someone has to have seen her somewhere. According to these people down here, nobody has seen her, just nobody.”

Law enforcement are coordinating another search of the area Saturday.

The family is offering a $10,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to finding her.


FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) – Kentucky State Police need your help finding a woman they say has been missing since June 1.

Kandi Gonzalez was last seen in the Abbott Creek Road area in Prestonsburg.

Troopers say Gonzalez was wearing a one-piece pink romper outfit at the time. Investigators say she does not have any personal belongings or her cell phone with her.

If anyone has any information regarding her whereabouts, you’re asked to call the KSP Pikeville post or your local 911 agency.

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