DNA test results pending in case of missing mom, daughter pleas for return

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by Maggie Ruper

WHAS11.com

Posted on September 18, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 18 at 11:20 PM

GRAYSON COUNTY, Ky. (WHAS11) -- It’s been nearly four months since Melvia Roarx, 28, went missing after a trip to the store near her Caneyville home in Grayson County. On Tuesday, her daughter Sandy made a plea for her return.

“If she's out there, I would like to say, will she come home?” Sandy said. 

“Because it's gone such a long time, you know, it's more apt that something might have happened to her,” Detective Jeff Kelsey said.

Police and Melvia’s father said that she was in a child custody dispute with her ex-boyfriend.

“All of a sudden she comes up missing and he came and took the baby away from us,” Ricky Duke, Melvia’s father, said.

“Nobody has been ruled out as not being a suspect or not being a person of interest. It has been brought to our attention we just haven’t found substantial evidence to go ahead and charge someone formally at this point,” Kelsey said.

Melvia’s van was found abandoned along I-65 about 20 miles north of Elizabethtown. Kentucky State Police have completed a forensic search of the car with DNA test results pending. Kelsey said he sent a comparison sample to the lab of a person of interest, but the results could take months.

Kelsey said he finds it suspicious that a mother of four would leave and not have any contact with any family members. He hasn’t been able to find any cell phone or credit card activity either. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department.
 

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