Wanda Fay Branham
Branham, approximately 2014; Red 1980s Chevrolet pickup
Date and time person was reported missing : 02/08/2014
Missing location (approx) :
Logan, West Virginia
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
Age at the time of disappearance: 68 years old
Height / Weight : 5'2 - 5'4, 145 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Branham was last seen in the Justice Addition area of Logan County, West Virginia at 2:00 p.m. on February 8, 2014. She was intoxicated and seated between two Caucasian males in a red 1980s model short-bed two-wheel-drive Chevrolet pickup truck with a red and silver tailgate, a sliding glass back window and a noisy engine. A photo of a similar vehicle is posted with this case summary.
At the time of her disappearance, Branham lived alone and didn't own a vehicle. She would occasionally leave home for a couple of days at a time, but she's never been gone for this long. Her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Logan County Sheriffâ€™s Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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