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Friday, September 15, 2006

Melanie Metheny Still Missing

Melanie Metheny Still Missing
By Amanda Barren

When she didn't pick her three children up from daycare about a month ago, her family knew something was wrong. But little did they know, they might never talk to Melanie Metheny again.

The 21-year-old from Belle vanished without a trace on July 19th. It's been a sleepless month filled with tireless searches that have turned up empty.

Life may never be the same for Melanie Metheny's father.

“This is something you hear about on unsolved mysteries or something,” said Metheny. “This is not something that happens to you or your family. This is all new to me.”

For nearly a month, Jimmy Metheny, family, and friends have been searching for his 21-year-old daughter not knowing where to look.

The pain for her father is clear. Understanding his angst is unimaginable.

“There are people who are never found,” said Metheny. “I've got to look at that reality.”

The reality of only finding Melanie’s body has been a cold one. Just three weeks ago, a woman’s body was found in Jackson County, and just last week, one in wood. Neither of them was Melanie.

The latest one was a Metheny, but as it turns out, it was Sherry Metheny. Then, there have been the sightings. Along Kanawha Boulevard and at a west end hardware store not far from where her van was found.

“I've never known her to be on the west side, so it just baffles me,” said Metheny.

So now, a weary father and a family wait for answers they might not ever get.

The family is hoping anyone with information will turn it over to authorities. If you know anything, you are asked to call your local police department.

For more on Melanie click on her highlighted name. Thank you Kristi for asking me to post this.


  • At Thursday, April 22, 2010 2:16:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    She only had 2 kids with her the oldest was with his father

  • At Monday, July 11, 2011 6:23:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    she had three children in the van with her. Her two youngest and HD JDs daughter. Were heading up on five years soon an Im so ill to my stomach. Wv is not that big belle is not that big an CC is not that big. How is it that no one knows nothing? Cowards


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