Missing Pulaski County man found dead

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office says the body of a missing man was found Wednesday, April 28, 2021 in the Mount Victory-area around 8:00 a.m.

62-year old Dana Watkins disappeared from Ferguson on April 19, 2021.  Deputies say Watkins’ death was ruled a suicide.

ABC 36 News as a general rule does not report suicides, but because the case began as a missing person’s case and the public was asked for help with any information, which was widely broadcast and shared on social media, there was an obligation to report the case’s conclusion.

Original Story from April 19, 2021 below:

FERGUSON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help finding a man who went missing April 16, 2021.

Deputies say 62-year old Dana Watkins was last seen around 11:30 a.m. on McGuire Street in Ferguson.

Investigators say he left all his personal belongings, cell phone, wallet and cash at home.  They say no extra clothes were taken from the home.

Deputies say Watkins left in a 1995 Suzuki Samurai with a Kentucky license plate:  355-PRM.  They say the jeep has after-market black wheels and over-sized tires.  The driver and passenger doors have been removed and the vehicle has off-road capabilities, according to investigators.

Deputies say Watkins is a diabetic and requires insulin.  They don’t know if he took any insulin with him.

Investigators say Watkins often can be found on All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) trails.

He is 5’2″ and 228 pounds with gray or partially gray hair with a gray beard and mustache and he wears transitional glasses.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office at 606-678-5145 or any law enforcement agency.

Dana Watkins’ 1995 Suzuki Samurai/Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office/Facebook