UPDATE 2/17/14 @ 5:50 p.m.
LOGAN COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) – Deputies are searching for a woman who has been missing for more than a week from the Justice Addition area of Logan County.
Investigators from the Logan County Sheriff’s Department and the L.E.A.S.A. Search and Rescue Team combed the river Monday but told WSAZ.com they did not find anything that pointed them toward Wanda Fay Branham, 68.
Branham was last seen by family Feb. 7 and, according to family members and investigators, was intoxicated at the time. Investigators say her family reported she was missing on Feb.15.
Branham is described as being 5 feet, 3 inches tall and 145 pounds, with reddish-brown curly hair and blue eyes.
Neighbors and family members said she has been on pills, and that she lived alone in her house. One neighbor said Branham would occasionally leave for a couple of days at a time, but not this long.
“She was a good little neighbor, you know, she always sat on her porch and would always talk to us when we were out here,” Michelle Gore, a neighbor, said. “She had some friends that she would hang out with and stuff. But not very many. […] She was really reserved and to herself.”
Investigators say she did not have a car.
“Where she is an elderly woman, you don't know what could have […] happened, cause we live by the riverside and stuff and it's just really scary,” Gore said, adding that she was concerned someone might have picked up Branham.
Investigators told WSAZ.com they planned to speak with anyone she may have associated with to see if they knew what had happened.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Logan County Sheriff’s Department or Logan County’s emergency dispatch.
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The Sheriff’s Office says Wanda Branham, 68, was last seen in the Justice Addition area of Logan County on February 8.
Family members did not report her missing until February 15. They also told deputies she had been missing since the evening of February 7.
Branham is 5’3’’, 145 pounds with reddish brown curly hair.
Anyone with information on her location is asked to call the Sheriff’s office at 304-792-8590 or Dispatch at 304-752-7662.