UPDATE 7/18/2020 7:10 P.M.: Following afternoon long search efforts from several local law enforcement agencies, EMS crews and people in the community, Raleigh County Dispatchers confirmed that deputies found Melvin Warren Lusk safe near Pipestem in Summers County.

Deputies reunited him with his family in Flat Top Saturday evening before he was taken to a local hospital to be examined.


COOL RIDGE, WV (WVNS)– The search for a missing Raleigh County man went into its second day on Saturday, July 18.

64 year-old Melvin Warren Lusk, was last seen around 11 p.m. on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at his home on Danburg Court off Blue Jay Six Road.

Several local law enforcement agencies, EMS crews including the American Red Cross, and neighbors spent this afternoon doing a grid search of the area on foot.

Beaver Vol. Fire Fighter Zachary Meador told 59 News Lusk suffers from depression and dementia. Lusk is approximately 5 feet 2 inches tall and weights 113 pounds.

He has blue eye and is balding with gray hair.

“If you have security cameras or any type of recording or motion detection on your house that faces somewhere toward Blue Jay Six Road or Cherry Creek please review your footage for the past 48 hours,” Meador stressed. “If you catch anything, contact the 9-1-1 center or a local fire department, sheriff’s department, etc. That could really help us find him.”

Anyone with information on Lusk location can also contact the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office at 304-255-9300 or the 9-1-1 center at 304-255-9121.


COOL RIDGE, WV (WVNS) – The Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department needs your help finding a missing man.

On Friday, July 17, 2020 the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Danburg Ct in Cool Ridge in reference to a missing person. Upon arrival to the scene the Sheriff’s Office discovered that Melvin Warren Lusk, went missing from his home sometime after 10:00 p.m. on Thursday July 16.\

Melvin Lusk is a 64 year old white man, approximately, 5ft 2 and weights 113 lbs, with blue eyes.

He is also balding with gray hair.

If anyone has any information of his whereabouts please contact the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office.