Family, Friends Desperate for Answers After Missing West Virginia Woman Mysteriously Vanishes

Loved ones of a missing West Virginia woman say it’s unlike her to leave for weeks without telling anyone, and they’re hoping that sharing her story will lead to answers.

Gretchen Fleming, 27, was last seen on December 4 at the My Way Lounge & Restaurant in Parkersburg. According to Dateline, Fleming’s friend, Jake Grim, said it’s unclear what transpired before her disappearance.

“We haven’t seen any camera footage of anything. She was at multiple spots. You know, the last place she was seen to everyone was the My Way,” he said. “It was so late in the — you know, it was midmorning, like 3:00 a.m., you know, when the — those bars are closing and things like that.”

Fleming’s family reported her missing to the Parkersburg Police Department on December 12. Since then, there have been few answers, and police have released few details about her disappearance.

“If it’s silent on our end, it doesn’t mean we’re not working,” Parkersburg Police Chief Matthew Board said during a vigil for Fleming earlier this month. “Understand that everything we’re doing we can’t publicize.”

Fox 11 reports that some local residents claimed Fleming was with an older man. Police, however, have not confirmed or denied the information.

Fleming is described as a white female who stands 5- feet-1-inch tall and weighs around 100 pounds. She has brown hair and eyes and is described as “very petite.”

“She has this way about her. Once you meet her, you’re kind of just infatuated with her because she’s not like everyone else,” Jake told Dateline.

Anyone with information on Fleming’s whereabouts is asked to call Parkersburg Police Detective J.M. Zimmerman at 304-424-1072.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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[Featured image: Family Handout via Jake Grim]