UPDATE: Missing Mercer County woman found

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February 4, 2020 5:30 p.m. UPDATE: BRUSH CREEK FALLS, WV (WVNS) — A missing woman in Mercer County was found. Michelle Artripe was found at her home. EMS will do an evaluation on her.


February 4, 2020 4 p.m. UPDATE: BRUSH CREEK FALLS, WV (WVNS) — Law Enforcement continue their search for Michelle Artipe. They are now bringing in two search and rescue teams from Virginia to help.

State police are encouraging the public to stay away from the area due to the dangerous terrain.


Original Story:

Law enforcement are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing woman.

64-year-old Michelle Artripe was last seen on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. She was last seen wearing a red Ohio State hoodie and blue jeans. Police believe she could be in the Brush Creek area.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call 911. This is still an active investigation. Deputy Matt Horn with the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department is leading the investigating.

Mercer County Sheriff’s Department, WV State Police, and the WV Division of Natural Resources are investigating.

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