EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSFamily, Friends Search For Missing Putnam Man
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Reported by: Bethany Simmons
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Oct. 16, 2013 11:31 AM EDT
Updated: Oct. 17, 2013 11:10 PM EDT
Scott Depot , Putnam County , West Virginia
A Putnam County family was desperate for answers Thursday night, and still searching for their missing loved one who hasn't been seen since Monday.
They're concerned for his safety, but are remaining hopeful that their search will help bring him home.
The family refuses to give up, searching on ATV's, on foot and in the rain.
They were desperate to find their loved one, Brian Sexton.
“I love him, and I’m worried sick about it,” his mother, Angela Pauley, said. “I want to know he's OK, and I want him to call me.”
Sexton's family and friends have been searching for him all week.
The 23-year-old was last seen Monday at about 10:15 p.m. on Joyce Road in Scott Depot.
He was with a group of friends at a popular party spot known as the Power Lines, but Sexton never came home.
Now, those closest to him are retracing the paths they think he may have taken.
His shirt was found behind the Save-a-Lot grocery store on U.S. Route 33.
They searched all around the store, and also walked various roads and paths, leading from the store to Sexton's house on Rocky Stepp.
“We've checked interstates, back roads, caves, everything,” his brother, Will Sexton, said.
Miles of ground were covered, but the search has produced few answers, and, as the days go by, their concern grows. But the family is holding onto hope.
Detectives with the Putnam County Sheriff's office were also out investigating the case Thursday.
Anyone with information that could help police is urged to give them a call.
Putnam County deputies need your help to find a man they said has been missing since earlier this week.
Brian C. Sexton, 23, was last seen Monday at about 10:15 p.m. near the power lines near Joyce Road in Scott Depot, Putnam County Sheriff Steve Deweese said.
Sexton is a white male with blonde hair, about six-foot tall and 145 pounds. He was last seen wearing a light grey button up shirt, black jeans and tennis shoes. His shirt was discovered behind the Save-A-Lot Grocery Store along Route 33 in Scott Depot, Deweese said.
Anyone with information on Sexton's whereabouts, should call the Putnam County Sheriff's Department at 304-586-0214 or 911.
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