At 8:00 a.m. on July 19, 2006, Melanie dropped her children off at daycare.
“According to Melanie’s family, she was excited about going back to school for nursing and that was the day she planned to register. Her first stop was Garnet Career Center, an adult education organization, where she planned to pick up her transcripts. Melanie was then going to drive to West Virginia State University to enroll for classes.”
There was no reported sightings of Melanie at Garnet and they don’t believe she made it to the university.
Melanie did contact an auto body shop to confirm an appointment at 9:09 a.m.Police say Melanie has not been heard from since.
Melanie’s van was found a few days later.
Melanie Renee Metheny
Classification: Endangered Missing Adult
Date of Birth: 1985-06-21
Date Missing: 2006-07-19
From City/State: Belle, WV
Missing From (Country): USA
Age at Time of Disappearance: 21
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Brown
Her vehicle, described as a gold 1998 Chevy Ventura minivan, was later located abandoned in the vicinity of Wyoming St. and Beuhring Ave. in Charleston, WV.
Investigative Agency: Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office
Phone: (304) 357-0169
Investigative Case #: 71924
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