UPDATE: Police Need Help Locating Missing Huntington Woman

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 1/3/14 @ 5:15 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Melissa Sikora is a mother on a mission. Her daughter, Diane Bess, left her home along Main Street in Guyandotte and hasn't been seen since.

"I know she walked out of my back door and got in the car and left," Melissa Sikora said. "After that, I don't have a clue."

Diane's family and friends have been handing out fliers all across the area in the hopes that someone may have seen her.

"I know my baby," Sikora said. "She wouldn't just walk away or not say anything. My child is somewhere. Somebody knows something."

Sikora is trying to stay strong, but says the fear of the unknown is overwhelming.

"You can't breathe," Sikora said. "I don't even know. I don't think there's a word to describe it. You can't fall. I've got to stand strong because I have to find my child."

Huntington Police have now joined in on the search, but say without any leads on Diane's disappearance, it's been an uphill battle.

"Were starting at zero," Lt. John Williams said. "She doesn't have a history of this type of behavior. It's just a mystery for the parents as to why she's gone. It causes grave concern for the family. They just want her home; they want her back. It's just tearing them up right now each day that they don't have her in their lives."

So Sikora continues to search, hoping someone may have some information on her daughter's whereabouts.

"Call somebody and let us know something so we can get started to find where my child is at," Sikora said. "Because it cannot be good because there would be no reason for her not to be with me."



ORIGINAL STORY 1/3/14 @ 9:15 a.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Police need help locating a missing woman from Huntington.

Lt. John Williams says Diane Bess, 21, was last seen Christmas Eve when she left home in the Guyandotte area to go shopping.

Williams says police are concerned about her welfare because she had no reason to be gone, and no history of disappearing.

Bess is 5’2”, 120 pounds, with light brown shoulder length hair. She was wearing black sweat pants, a creme colored jacket with no hood, and pink tennis shoes.

Anyone with information concerning her whereabouts is asked to call 304-696-4444.


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