Search Teams Comb Bear Run For Missing Woman

STEWART TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A search and rescue team is looking for a missing woman in Fayette County.

Debra Meyers, 47, of Morgantown, W. Va., was last seen hiking at the Bear Run Nature Reserve near Ohiopyle.

“To the best of my knowledge, her cell phone was left in her car and the last time the cell phone had been used was the 19th of August,” Fayette County Sheriff Gary Brownfield said.

A family member reported her missing at about 3 p.m. Tuesday. They hold out hope as the search continues.

Brownfield said they searched until about 3 a.m. Wednesday and resumed at about six hours later.

“We’ll continue to search as long as we can,” he said.

Volunteers have come from all over to help. Doree Donavan is with White Oak Search & Rescue.

“There’s some areas that are somewhat inaccessible because of cliffs and so on,” she explained. “But we just know how important it is.”

Anyone with information is asked to call State Police or the Fayette County Sheriff.

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One Comment

  1. concerned citizen says:

    maybe the search would be much more productive if the staff at fallingwater and bear run concervency would seek out those who know the area rather than a bunch of outsiders that have never stepped foot on the ground. atv’s would prove to be a valuable resource, but the concervency doesnt permit the use of such. so the question must be asked whats more important the life of a person or the preservation of a few plants. in my personal opinon fallingwater and the conservency are hindering this search and should be in someway held responsible for the outcome. other nature parks in the area patrol their grounds for mysterious vehicles, why wasnt this done? why was this search put off for a whole day. and now after 5 days what can actually be expected from this?

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