EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSTestimony Possibly Links Man To Melanie Metheny's Disappearance
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Reported: Sep. 8, 2013 5:29 PM EDT
Updated: Sep. 9, 2013 9:59 AM EDT
Malden , Kanawha County , West Virginia
It's been seven long years for Sandra Metheny, after her granddaughter Melanie vanished after dropping her kids off at daycare.
"I just miss and love her so much," said Sandra, "And her kids need answers."
Ever since Melanie's disappearance, many questions about what happened to her have remained unanswered. But earlier this month, during a testimony in an another court case, a man was suddenly linked to her disappearance.
"It's not the first time I've heard it. I mean this name has been out there," said Sandra, " In the beginning, I heard Joey Jefferies many times."
Joey Jefferies was arrested in December 2012.
Police say Jefferies and Cindy Creathers, both from Belle, kidnapped Leanne Quinn, stabbed her and then dumped her body on the side of Witcher Creek Road.
According to the Charleston Daily Mail, during Creather's testimony in that case, she claimed Jefferies drove Quinn up a mountain and said, "Do you remember Melanie Metheny? I'm going to put you in the same hole I put her in."
"Well, where did that come from? I was in shock," said Sandra in response to the statement.
A shockwave Metheny says sparked more conversation about her own granddaughter's disappearance.
"I mean there's all kinds of stuff going around right now and people's talking. And I pray they keep talking so we can find out what has really happened."
Kanawha County Sheriff's detectives say they have questioned Jefferies before in connection to Melanie's disappearance, while also pursuing other leads.
Metheny is hopeful this new revelation means Melanie's case is a step closer to being solved.
"If people would just stay with us and keep on there, we'll get to the bottom of it," said Sandra, "We're on the right track. We're going to get some answers. I can feel it."
The family of Melanie Metheny asks anyone with information about her disappearance to call police.
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