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Find Missing Virgil Paynter!

Find Missing Virgil Paynter!

Find Missing Virgil Paynter!
He has walked nonstop since his son
Was killed in a house fire on New Year’s Eve 2017.
But would this have anything to do
With his disappearance?
It has been one month
Since any family member has been him.
It has been one month
Since any family member last head from him.
Where is this missing dad?

Find Missing Virgil Paynter!

Find Missing Virgil Paynter!

OCEANA, WEST VIRGINIA–Missing Virgil “Punky” Paynter is from Oceana, West Virginia. He was last seen by his mother on July 21, 2019. A family member saw him in Hanover, West Virginia on August 12, 2019. According to his mother, Anita Kennedy, Paynter has spent a lot of time walking since his son, Hunter, was killed in a house fire. This incident occurred on New Year’s Eve in 2017.

The missing man’s mother received a message from Virgil on August 6, 2019. It is quite concerning. “The message said Mom, I need your help.” Virgil has a tattoo on his right arm that says “Virgil” and one on his ankle that says “Mom and Dad.”

Virgil Paynter is a Caucasian male. He is 33 years old and is described as 5’10” tall and 165 pounds. His is brown and his eyes are blue. According to the press release, despite the circumstances involved, Paynter’s mother doesn’t think he took his own life nor do police on his case.

Find Missing Virgil Paynter!

This is a mysterious disappearance. Strictly speaking, Virgil Paynter has been missing for one good month. Descriptions tell is that he is the father of a deceased son. Family and police don’t think he has committed suicide, however. Currently, they are going through a nightmare. They already lost a grandson to a house fire. May they get their son back alive! But what was behind his plea for help to his mother on August 6?

Do you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Virgil Paynter? Do you have any information concerning the person (s) who may be involved in his disappearance?

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department (West Virginia) at: 1-304-732-8000. Anonymous tips can also be left with Crime Stoppers of West Virginia at the organization’s website. Or you may use the P3 Tips App on an Apple or Android device. If you see Virgil Paynter, call 9-1-1 immediately!

This is a fairly detailed article about this missing man’s disappearance. Click here to learn more.
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