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Posted: Tuesday, 16 July 2013 9:57AM

Search Continues for Missing Caneyville Mother



(Caneyville, KY) – Following up on leads, the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department spent the better part of Saturday, July 13, 2013 searching land and water in the western portion of Grayson County.
 
Grayson County Sheriff’s Department Diver, Dave Colsten, assisted at the scene diving into the larger bodies of water looking for Melvia Roarx (28).
 
The mother of four went missing on June 4, 2013, and has not been heard from since.
 
Her family has reached out to non-profit search and rescue organizations, who have assisted with multiple searches now, according to Grayson County Sheriff Rick Clemons.
 
Jodi Powers Search & Rescue, a non-profitt organization, was contacted by the family and asked to assist. 
 
Sheriff Clemons said this outfit is formed with highly trained individuals who have access to search equipment and dogs that his office does not have.
 
The search continued throughout most of the day with individuals combing the waterways from Horse Branch to Caney Creek. 
 
The search extended over several bodies of water, which remain unnamed to protect the landowners, according to Clemons, who said they asked to remain anonymous.
 
The search ended with Melvina Roarx still missing and a family with unanswered questions.
 
Clemons said his office continues to follow all leads.  If you know anything about his case, you are asked to call the GCSO at (270) 259-3024.
 
Our previous coverage of this story:
 
(Caneyville, KY) – The public is being asked to help find a Caneyville mother of four that has been missing since June 4, 2013.
 
Grayson County Sheriff Rick Clemons said Melvia Roarx (28) left her mother and four children Tuesday night to head to the Horse Branch General Store and buy drinks.  Clemons said their investigation showed this was the last time Roarx was seen, around 8:00 p.m. purchasing drinks at the store.
 
Roarx fiancée, Jamie Cecil, and her mother made a missing person’s report with the GCSO on June 6, 2013.  Clemons said when he ran the missing person’s report and entered her vehicle into the system they received a Delayed Hit, which means the vehicle was found abandoned.
 
The Caravan was found by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet at the 109 mm of I-65 northbound with the windows down and the keys missing. 
 
Clemons said they had the Bullit County Sheriff’s Department check the vehicle for anything suspicious.  The BCSO searched the vehicle and the surrounding area of the vehicle and found nothing suspicious, and said the vehicle looked to be broken-down, with fluid leaking underneath.
 
Clemons said he has questioned friends and family in Grayson and Jefferson Counties and no one has seen nor heard from Roarx.  Clemons said her family is adamant that she would never run away and leave her four children, whose age’s range 1 – 11. 
 
Clemons said Wednesday morning that his department is contacting the FBI to extend the search and said they are considering this to be an unusual missing person’s situation and is asking for the public’s help.  Clemons also plans to work with media outlets in Louisville to ask for the public’s help.
 
Melvia – AKA Pam or Pooh Bear – has a Winnie-the-Pooh tattoo on her right forearm, is approximately 5’1” tall, weighs between 100 – 130 lbs and has blonde hair.
 
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department at 270-259-3024.

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