Mark Lilly Missing West Virginia
October 28, 2018 -The Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office says in a Facebook post the body of 50-year-old Mark Lilly of Fayetteville was found Saturday along a county road. There is no statement of how he died.
Statement from the Lilly Family:
It is with the heaviest hearts that we received the bittersweet news that our uncle/brother Mark Lilly’s remains have been found. Tests are being run to confirm even now, what we already know. We are comforted to know that he passed doing what he loved, not everyone gets that opportunity.
This is not the news we wanted to hear, but our hearts can rest easy knowing that he is not missing, or hurt somewhere. Having a missing family member has been one of the most challenging ordeals, but we have clung to our faith in God to carry us through.
To the Fayette County police force, thank you so much for being so responsive, and so thorough, and taking our midnight and early morning calls; particularly Officer Jesse who handled the case so effectively.
We want to thank every single person who searched, made calls, shared posts, ran down leads, walked and rode trails, and made guesses and suggestions. Every single piece of the puzzle was instrumental, and brought Mark home. We want to specifically thank the Oak Hill High School Administration and Staff, for being Mark’s family before we could get there. Our thanks also extend to his bike club and New River Bikes for running trails, and tracking down GPS, and being the best representation of the biking community.
We are in the early stages of arrangements, but we will try to update with services and memorials.
Psalm 61:2 “From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”
October 25, 2018 – The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department posted on Facebook that Mark Lilly’s vehicle was found at the airport Friday.Video at the airport shows Lilly taking a bicycle out of his vehicle and going for a ride. This gives family, friends and authorities a new area to look for Mark.
Mark Lilly, 50, a teacher at Oak Hill High School, is missing according to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.
Mark did not show up for work Monday, October 22, 2018. A welfare check at his residence found that he was not at his home nor was his truck. The last time he was seen was on surveillance cameras at Oak Hill High School on Saturday. He has not been in contact with anyone and this is unlike Mark to not be in contact or not to show up for work.
“There has also been 2 unconfirmed sightings of him at bridge day on Saturday after the surveillance footage at the school,” said Miriam Lilly, Mark’s niece.
There is a good possibility that Mark may still be in or near his truck and it may be somewhere alongside the road or in a parking lot somewhere, so please everyone keep a lookout for his truck. It should be easy to spot with the maroon color and camper top. (Picture below).
Mark Lilly is 5’8″ and about 150 pounds. He has a mustache and a shaved head. He drives a maroon 2017 Toyota Tacoma with a camper top. The license plate is DWK614.
If you have any information about the case, call the Fayette County 911 Center at 304-574-3590. You can also reach the sheriff’s department via its Facebook page.