Sharon Yoczik missing from Gallipolis

Sharon Yoczik, 67, is missing from Gallia County, Ohio.  She was last seen on Friday, March 22, 2013 at her home on Neighborhood Road off Rte. 7 in Gallipolis around 10 a.m. by her husband, who said she was asleep in bed when he left.  When he got back around noon, he couldn’t locate her.

“We started talking with neighbors, looking around the area,” Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning said. “Obviously we looked through the house with [her husband’s] permission.”

Browning said bloodhounds tracked Yoczik’s scent on the property and down to the mailbox at the foot of the driveway. But they haven’t been able to track her scent past the property.

Family members said Yoczik never went to the mailbox and wouldn’t have been able to walk that far due to health problems, including arthritis. She also has had a history of blackout spells the last several months.

Deputies found her purse inside the home, but not in its usual location. Yoczik does not have a cell phone, and the family said they had called anyone who might have seen her, to no avail.

Family members say Yoczik is about five feet, two inches tall and weighs about 120 pounds. She has gray hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Gallia County Sheriff’s Department.

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