BOYLE COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Federal investigators on Tuesday obtained a search warrant in connection with the case of Anna Lee Manning, who went missing from Junction City about 24 years ago.
Authorities were in Boyle County Tuesday afternoon executing the warrant.
Last month, WKYT reported that the Boyle County Sheriff's Department was taking a new look at the case after developing new leads. Boyle County Sheriff Marty Elliott said Tuesday that those new leads led them to a residence on Spring Valley Road in Lincoln County. The residence belongs to the father of Anna Manning's estranged husband.
The FBI assisted deputies in the search because of their forensic ability.
"They have helped us unearth some areas we had learned or determined that Miss Manning could possibly be," Sheriff Elliott said.
After several agencies including the Boyle County Sheriff's Office, the FBI, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office and Kentucky State Police spent much of Tuesday digging up the property on Spring Valley Road, some evidence was discovered.
"We have recovered some evidence. The FBI has some of that and as you can see we've recovered several guns that we have to work with to find if it is stolen," Sheriff Elliott said.
No arrests have been made. Sheriff Elliott says this case is still very active, and no suspects have been named at this time.
Boyle County Sheriff Deputy Phillip Dean told WKYT in February that he decided to re-open the case after he read the original case file.
Dean says Elsie Williams, Manning's aunt, was the last person to see Manning alive. Williams reported seeing her niece on Nov. 19, 1992. Anna Lee was with a man, standing in front of the Chinn's Jewelry shop on North Third Street in Danville.
Dean said the department has some leads, but "that's all I can say and that foul play is suspected."
Dean has said the case is one of the more difficult investigations he’s ever worked on. However, he says he’s determined to find justice.
Manning was last seen having red hair with blue eyes. She was 5-foot-10 and 108 pounds.
Anyone with information about disappearance of Anna Manning is asked to contact the Boyle County Sheriff's Department at (859) 238-1123.