SALYERSVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) – The Toddler from Magoffin County, who caught the nation's attention after being in an "exceptionally good" condition a few days after his disappearance at a West Virginia hospital.
Kentucky State Police 22-month Kenneth Howard is due to be released from a Huntington hospital on Thursday, but Kenneth's mother said later that day his release is unknown. Physicians were amazed at Howard's condition, although they have not been seen since Sunday evenings. Howard was dehydrated.
Prestonsburg Fire Department firefighters were in the right place at the right time on Wednesday when they tracked Howard down to safety on Wednesday, about 300 yards from the family home near the Magoffin-Floyd Circuit. An expert could hear the boy cry during the search. Kenneth's father, Elden Howard, who offered a $ 5,000 reward for Kenneth's safe return, said the discovery was like taking a weight off the family.
"It's as if somebody dropped a big boulder on you when he left."
The team Howard has discovered is expected to release new details on Thursday afternoon.