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Find Missing Melanie Renee Metheny!

Find Missing Melanie Renee Methany!

Find missing Melanie Renee Metheny!
She has been missing for over 11 long years
And now she has a missing cousin
Who has been missing for two years.

Find Missing Melanie Renee Metheny!

Find missing Melanie Renee Metheny! Melanie has been missing since July 19, 2006. She is missing out of Belle, West Virginia. Her case is classified as endangered missing. Metheny was born in the year 1985. She was 21 years old at the time of her disappearance. Her current age is 32 years old. Melanie Metheny is a Caucasian female. She is described as 5’3″ tall and 100 pounds. She has blonde hair and brown eyes. Metheny has a surgical
scar on her left ankle. Melanie’s ears are pierced. She smokes cigarettes.

Find Missing Melanie Renee Metheny!

Melanie Metheny was last seen at approximately 8:00 A.M. on July 19, 2016. She had dropped off her three children at the Country Kids Daycare facility. It was near the 3000 block block of east Dupont Avenue in Belle, West Virginia. Melanie planned to go to the Garnet Career Center, an adult education program she was enrolled in. She wanted to pick up her transcripts so she could register at West Virginia State University. The last contact with her was at 9:00 A.M. That’s when she called an automobile body shop on her cellular phone. This was to verify an upcoming appointment.

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Vehicle Found Abandoned

Some person dialed dialed Metheny’s voicemail from her cellular phone at 9:30 A.M. It may have been Metheny herself. She has never been heard from again. After she failed to make her evening scheduled pick-up of her children, she was reported missing. On July 23, Metheny’s minivan was found abandoned near Wyoming Street and Beuhring Avenue in Charleston in West Virginia. It’s an area known for its drug activity. The minivan is described as a gold and tan Chevrolet Ventura with the West Virginia License Plate #: US8255. The vehicle was located at least since 2:00 P.M., the day Metheny went missing.

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Evidence in the Van?

Neighbors had noticed Melanie’s vehicle sitting in the area. But for several days, they did not connect it to her disappearance. The door was locked and the van was intact with CDs within. But it seems to have been wiped clean of fingerprints. The only missing items were Metheny’s purse and cellular phone. At the scene,no evidence of Metheny’s whereabouts were discovered. But several items were found on the minivan’s front seat. These included a
business card and a piece of paper. It had a phone number and a notation about a house for sale.

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A witness reported seeing a young woman struggling to get out of a red SUV on the West side of Charleston. The witness reported this on the afternoon she went missing. The woman was yelling, “What about my babies?” The SUV has never been located and the woman has never been identified. Investigators believe, though, that she could have been Metheny. They got a new lead in her case in the fall of 2013. This was after Cindy Creathers admitted to helping her boyfriend, kidnap and torture another woman. Joey Keith Jeffrey is a drug dealer. This event happened in December 2012 and the victim was Jeffrey’s cousin.

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Person Of Interest

Creathers pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery with threat of deadly force. She agreed to testify against Jeffery in exchange for a sentence of one to five years in prison. She told the court that during the incident, Jeffrey mentioned Metheny and said: “I’m going to put you in the same hole I put her in.” He is considered a person of interest in Metheny’s case and has been questioned about her disappearance. But he hasn’t been charged in her case. In 2014, he was convicted of second-degree robbery, malicious wounding and assault.He won’t be eligible for parole for at least 24 years.

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Who Is Melanie?

Melanie is described as a quiet person. She used drugs socially but wasn’t known as a drug abuser. She used to be a student at Riverside High School and aspired to being a nurse. She was saving up money so she could rent a house. At the time of her disappearance, Metheny lived part-time on Midland Avenue in Belle. And she lived part-time with her boyfriend in Campbells Creek, West Virginia. Her family suspects foul play in her case, as Melanie would never abandon her children.

Find Missing Melanie Renee Metheny!

The family of Melanie Metheny have had two loved ones missing for over two years. First, Melanie has been missing for 11 years. Her cousin, Chaz Richardson, has been missing for over two years. In both cases, especially Richardson’s, there are few clues as to what happened to either of them. Melanie has three children, Chaz two. In her case, foul play is suspected. This family need answers for the unimaginable pain they suffer constantly. Below is contact information for tips and leads. Do you have any information as to the whereabouts of Melanie Metheny?
If so, refer to the contact information below.

Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office
Source Information
The NationalCenter for MissingAdults

The Facebook page set up for this missing mom has public posts such as the one below. Melanie is much loved and missed by many. And her cousin, Chaz Richardson, is missing. His case will be handled on a separate post. In fact, he has been missing for two years. On the Facebook page set up for Melanie originally, a family member wrote On September 15, 2017.

MELANIE METHENY missing since July 19, 2006 (over 11 Years) … In all that time there have been no answers … If you have seen her or have a tip call KCSO (304-345-0169) …
CHAZ RICHARDSON (Melanie’s Cousin) now missing since December 3, 2015 … If you have seen him or have a tip call Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office (304-255-9300) …

A separate post for Chaz Richardson is planned.

The information and image are based on this missing mom’s Charley Project page. I have adapted and remixed it. And they are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial 2.0 License

The top image and other images are courtesy of the Facebook page set up originally for Melanie. Use Facebook? Consider clicking to “like” this page.

The top poster is provided courtesy of LostNMissing, Inc.


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