Monongalia Co. deputies still searching for missing Morgantown woman following inaccurate social media posts claiming she had been found

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Lorna Phillips

UPDATE (2/17/20 3:28 p.m.)

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office issued a release Wednesday afternoon stating that deputies were still searching for a missing 68-year-old Morgantown woman following inaccurate information that was posted on social media claiming she had been found.

The release stated that deputies are continuing an investigation into an attempt to locate Lorna Phillips, who was initially reported missing on February 11. Deputies said there has been inaccurate information that has been posted and shared on social media stating that Phillips had been found when she is in fact still missing.

The release stated that all information concerning this investigation should be directed to the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office directly in order to control the flow of information.

Deputies are asking any person with any information on the whereabouts of Phillips to call the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office at 304-291-7260.


ORIGINAL (2/17/21 10:56 a.m.)

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Monongalia County deputies are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Morgantown woman who was last seen when she was released from Mon Health Medical Center last week.

Lorna Phillips

The Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office posted on its Facebook Page on Tuesday that the Detective Division is attempting to locate Lorna Phillips, 68, of Morgantown, who was recently reported missing. Deputies said Phillips is described as a white female, 5’7”, approximately 130 lbs, with green eyes and blonde hair.

The post stated that Phillips was last seen being released from the Mon Health Medical Center on Thursday, February 11 in the late afternoon/early evening.

Deputies are asking any person with any information on the whereabouts of Phillips to call the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office at 304-291-7260.

Deputies have released a photo of Phillips to assist the public in identifying her.

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