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LISA DAWN CARNES Brutally Murdered Massac County Illinois March 1984

Lisa Carnes was murdered in Massac County Illinois in March 1984.   Her murder remains unsolved.

Lisa Carnes was murdered in Massac County Illinois in March 1984. Her murder remains unsolved.

Lisa Carnes has been gone since 1984.  Can you help find her killer?

Lisa Carnes has been gone since 1984. Can you help find her killer?

 

Maybe time heals but sometimes there are wounds that can’t be healed, as in the case of Lisa Carnes of Karnak, Illinois.    She was murdered more than 31 years ago and maybe this is the year that someone will come forth and say what happened.

 

What does happen over time is that people get divorced, relatives pass away, domestic violence victims leave relationships that kept them so fearful they were willing to keep quiet even about murder.    Maybe someone knows that their ex-spouse or boyfriend was responsible for Carnes’ death, maybe they were a child in the household and heard things no child should hear but they are now adults and not fearful of talking about what they heard.

 

Police solve these long unsolved cases by putting together pieces of a puzzle and you might have that one missing piece of the puzzle that will help a killer come to justice and a family to finally have peace about what happened to a loved one.

 

Murder does not occur in a vacuum.     Most murders are not the result of a psychopathic, brilliant serial killer.    Most of them occur because someone did something stupid at a time of weakness.    These people are not career criminals, they nearly always leave some kind of trail and someone out there knows about it.    Maybe the killer talked to friends over beers, maybe he came home one night covered in blood and distraught, maybe he even asked someone to come pick him up at the murder scene.    SOMEONE KNOWS WHAT HAPPENED TO LISA CARNES.

 

Lisa Carnes’ body was found in a field in rural Massac County (Illinois) near Macedonia Church Road and U. S. Highway 45.   She had been brutally murdered and left to die in a rural field.    Carnes’ truck was later located roughly four miles from the site where her body was located.    Her family tends to suspect that she knew her killer and had some connection with that killer.

 

 

DO YOU KNOW WHO KILLED LISA CARNES?

 

 

Anyone who has information that may be helpful in solving this crime is asked to contact Illinois State Police Sergeant Chad Brown at 618-845-3740, extension 282

 

A Facebook page devoted to Carnes is at:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/LisaCarnes1984/

Lisa Carnes was murdered in Massac County Illinois in March 1984.   Her murder remains unsolved.

Lisa Carnes was murdered in Massac County Illinois in March 1984. Her murder remains unsolved.

Lisa Carnes has been gone since 1984.  Can you help find her killer?

Lisa Carnes has been gone since 1984. Can you help find her killer?

Melanie Metheny Detective Sam Ferrell Still Looking for Answers

Sam Ferrell at the Kanawha County (West Virginia) Sheriff’s Department advised me that he has a new phone and email address.   It is:

The new office number is 304-357-0089 and email is samferrell@kcso.us

Det. Ferrell is hopeful that someone out there has information that will allow them to make an arrest and bring justice to Melanie Metheny.

Melanie Metheny Campbells Creek Never Returned Home

Melanie Metheny of Campbells Creek (Kanawha County) WV who went missing in 2006

Melanie Metheny of Campbells Creek (Kanawha County) WV who went missing in 2006

 

Melanie Metheny Campbells Creek WV Has Never Returned

The Kanawha County (WV) Sheriff’s Department provided the following information about Ms. Metheny, who went missing in 2006 after dropping off her children.   Hopefully there is someone out there who might remember seeing her that day.   Was she talking to someone she knew?   Was anyone observed following her or was she acting strangely in the company of anyone?    Did you see someone leave her van that day?    Was she the victim of foul play?

 

The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department wants to hear from you.   They believe that there is someone in the community who can come forth with valuable information that will let Melanie’s family know what happened to her.

 

Melanie Metheny DOB 06/21/1985

 

On the morning of Wednesday July 19, 2006, Melanie Metheny left her residence in Campbells Creek (Kanawha County, West Virginia) with two of her children and the child of her current boyfriend.  It is believed that she dropped off the boyfriend’s child between 7:30 and 8:00 am at the home of the child’s paternal grandmother in the Dry Branch Area of Campbell’s Creek and then continued to the Country Kids Daycare located in the 3000 block of East Dupont Ave Belle.

There she dropped off her two children between 7:50am and 8:00 am.  Friends, family, and daycare workers said Melanie told them she was going to Garnett Career College in Charleston that day to pick up her transcripts and deliver them to West Virginia State College where she intended to start classes.

Melanie never returned to pick up her children from the daycare.

According to Melanie’s cell phone records, she placed two calls between 9:00 am and 9:30am that morning, one of which to her voice mail, and both calls had been placed from the Western Kanawha and Eastern Putnam Co. areas. A check was done at West Virginia State College and Garnett and no contact was made with Melanie that day.

Melanie’s van, a 1998 Gold Chevrolet Venture Van, was located 4 dayslater on July 23, 2006, parked on the street in the residential area of Wyoming Street and Beuhring Ave on the West Side of Charleston. One witness in the area said that the van had been parked there since around the afternoon of Wednesday July 19, 2006.

Melanie’s purse, cell phone, debit and food stamp card werenot found in the vehicle.  There has been no activity on either of the cards.

Melanie Metheny was 21 years old when she went missing.  She has longstrawberry blond hair, brown eyes, 5’3″, and approximately 100lbs.  She didn’t have any tattoos but has a scar on her lower right leg/ankle and a plate and two screws that she received from a car accident. Melanie Metheny is the mother of 3 children.  Their ages at the time of her disappearance were 1, 3, and 5 years.

Since the time she was reported missing the Kanawha County Sheriff’sOffice has expended numerous man hours while conducting this missing personcase.  We have received hundreds of tips since her disappearance and conducted follow-up investigations on each tip.   We actively follow up on any leads that are brought to our attention.

We know that someone in the public has information that could lead us to a closure in this case.  We would ask anyone with information on this case to please contact the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 304-357-4693. All calls can be anonymous and information will be kept confidential.  Detective S.D. Ferrell in the case agent handling the investigation.

Tips may also be forwarded to Detective Ferrell’s email addressat:  S.D.Ferrell@KCSO.US