According to police, they believe that they are able to identify a suspect in the disappearance and capture of West Virginia’s woman who was last seen at a bar in December.
Parkersburg Police Department did not identify the person. Chief Matthew Board said he couldn’t release the individual’s name at this point, but investigators had pinpointed “somebody she was seen with at the My Way Lounge” Late Dec. 3, or early December 4, according to The Parkersburg News and Sentinel.
Her parents reported Gretchen Fleming missing December 12. They said that they had not been able reach her in several days. Fleming celebrated her 28th birthday on Christmas Eve.
After being highlighted on NBC, the case received national attention. “Dateline.”
“You have a young girl that nobody has heard from, nobody has seen, no social media activity. Things of that nature are very concerning,” Board spoke to the newsmagazine. “Finding Gretchen is paramount to anything else. That’s what we’re focused on.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. James Zimmerman can be reached at (304) 422-4722 or at the police department, (304) 424-8444.