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Woman Reported Missing In Huntington Since Christmas Eve

Reported: Jan. 3, 2014 9:15 AM EST
Updated: Jan. 3, 2014 9:38 PM EST
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (Dan Matics) -- It was most certainly not how one mother wanted to ring in the new year.

She spoke out Friday night, pleading that police safely find her daughter who disappeared on Christmas Eve.

The holidays were anything but happy for Melissa Sikora. She was getting Christmas Eve dinner ready when her daughter, Diane Bess, 20, went shopping and never returned.

Bess was last seen leaving her home, where she lives with her mother, on Main Street in the Guyandotte neighborhood of Huntington.

Sikora said it is unlike her daughter to go completely off the radar. Her friends haven't seen any signs of her recently, either, and they're all very worried.

“It's like I’m a zombie walking around,” Sikora said. “I can see, but I cant. It's just hard. I want to fall apart, but I’ve got to find my child!"

Bess is described as a light-skinned black woman and is 5 feet, 2 inches tall. She weighs about 120 pounds and has hazel eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to call Huntington police.




HUNTINGTON, W.Va (Tiersa Davis)-- Police are searching for a woman who was reported missing since Christmas Eve in Huntington.

Huntington police said Diane Lee Bess, 21, was last seen on Dec. 24 when she left her home in the 200 block of Main Street in Guyandotte to go shopping. Her family has not heard from her since that time.

Bess is described as a light-skinned, black woman, 5 feet 2 inches tall, 120 pounds, with hazel eyes and light brown, shoulder-length hair. She was last seen wearing black sweatpants, a cream colored jacket with no hood and pink tennis shoes.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts are asked to call police at 304-696-4444.

-- Huntington Police Department Photo



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