UPDATE: Investigators looking for security footage in Preston County man's death investigation

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PRESTON COUNTY, W.Va (WDTV) - UPDATE 6/9/19 10:00 AM
The body of a missing Preston County man was found early Saturday morning in the Fortney’s Mill area, investigators said Sunday.

The cause of death for Phillip 'Buckie' Barlow hasn't been released.

Investigators are asking for the public's help retrieving security footage to help determine what led up to Barlow's death.

"The Preston County Sheriff’s Office is requesting anyone with security camera footage of a roadway south of Veterans Memorial Highway (WV Rt. 7) and west of River Road (WV Rt. 72) from May 28th and May 29th retain that footage and contact the sheriff’s office; even if you don’t believe the video system captured anything," a news release from the Sheriff's Office sent Sunday said.

Anyone with information should call the Preston County Sheriff's Office at 304-329-1611 and ask for Captain Travis N. Tichnell or DFC Ryan L. Powley.

UPDATE 6/8/19 8:00 PM
The body of a man missing from Preston County for the last 10 days was found Saturday, the Tunnelton Fire Department announced.

Police began searching for Phillip 'Buckie' Barlow last Wednesday. He was last seen getting ready for work Tuesday night.

In a Facebook post, the department said it is not taking questions.

"TVFD and the family would like to thank each and every person that helped with the search efforts over the past 10 days," the post read. "Also thanks to the community for coming together over this time period for providing food and drinks for all of the volunteers."

It recently announced the reward amount for information leading to his recovery was increased to $3,500. The fire department said all the reward money is going to the family.


UPDATE 6/7/19 6:00 PM
Mary Butler says nothing has come up as the second week of a search for her boyfriend Phillip "Buckie" Barlow continues.

"He's somewhere. He has to be. He just wouldn't walk away. He just wouldn't," said Butler.

Police began searching for Barlow last Wednesday when he was last seen getting ready for work Tuesday night. Butler says he often stuck to his routine and they'd talk about 7 times per day.

"He doesn't like change. I know exactly where he is, what he's doing all of that."

For 17 years Barlow and Butler shared a relationship. One she says is valuable and unique. Wednesday morning, around 8:30, Barlow's sister-in-law told Butler he was missing to which she thought was just a fib.

"You're just kidding me right? You're not serious."

Two officers have been working full-time since he went missing. Police say they've been searching Tunnelton, Kingwood and following leads from friends and family.

"There's lots of speculation, but there's no concrete evidence one way or another what happened."

Barlow's truck was found on the side of Shower Bath Road and taken into evidence. Butler says his phone was pinged a half a mile from his house and again near the Family Dollar.

Butler says he was last seen wearing a pin-stripe work shirt with his name on it. Relatives have high hopes and will continue their search every day from dusk till dawn.

"Please everybody just keep watching for him. Anything is something."

Police encourage anyone with surveillance footage or information to call them immediately.

UPDATE 6/1/19 11:59 p.m.
The Tunnelton Volunteer Fire Department says the reward for information that leads to Phillip "Buckie" Barlow's recovery has been increased to $1,500.

He's been missing since Tuesday.

Search efforts will continue Sunday at 8 a.m., the department said. By then, he will have been missing for more than 100 hours.


UPDATE 5/31/19 11:30 a.m.
According to the Tunnelton Volunteer Fire Department Facebook page, a $1,000 reward is being offered for the person who leads authorities to Phillip "Buckie" Barlow.


UPDATE 5/30/19
We learning new information about what led Preston County Deputies to search for Phillip "Buckie" Barlow

According to officials, someone reported smoke coming from a car on Shower Bath Road on Wednesday. When deputies got there, they looked up the vehicle registration and saw it was owned by Barlow.

Deputies aren't sure what caused the vehicle to smoke.

If you know where he is, call the Preston County Sheriff's Department at 304-329-1611.



ORIGINAL STORY 5/29/19
The Preston County Sheriff's Department needs your help to find a missing man.

Police say they're looking for Phillip "Buckie" Barlow in regards to his well-being.

If you know where he is, call the Preston County Sheriff's Department at 304-329-1611.