LEITCHFIELD, Ky. – A Grayson County mother of four has been missing for months, her family is worried sick; afraid they’ll never see 28-year-old Melvia Roarx again.
She disappeared after going to the store in Caneyville, Kentucky. Saturday morning, law enforcement and volunteers will ramp up their search again to try and find Roarx and bring her home.
It’s a last desperate attempt to find any indication of what happened to Melvia Roarx. Law enforcement teams from around the area banded together to search an area they couldn’t reach until now, holding out hope that they’ll find answers.
Dogs were brought in to search for her and twice, they zeroed in on an area called Horse Branch, in the Neifus area. “During the summer time, it was really built up,” Grayson County Sheriff’s Detective Jeff Kelsey said, “We put a couple search teams out, but we were unable to find anything.”
Now that hay has been harvested and some of the vegetation has died off, 60 to 80 volunteers searched the several hundred acres of land for some sign of Melvia. “Maybe a new lead will turn up from this,” Detective Kelsey said, “Maybe a message was left that we couldn’t find before, we don’t know what we’re going to find tomorrow.”
All other leads have dried up. Detective Kelsey called this search a last ditch effort. A difficult fact to face. “When I look down and see Miss Melvia’s kids, you know, it’s kind of frustrating that you know, I’m like, ‘Wow, it’s been too long'.”
Melvia’s mother said her daughter had been going to meet with an ex-boyfriend. They have a child together and, according to police and the family, were having a custody dispute.
Nearly 80 volunteers searched several hundred acres of land for a sign of Melvia.
The Grayson County Sheriff's Office said nothing of great importance was found, but leads did develop that they will follow.