West Virginia girl still missing 3 weeks after floods

Archives
10983997_G_1098399771

By JOHN RABY
Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Three weeks after floodwaters tore her West Virginia home off its foundation, Mykala Phillips still hasn’t been found.

The 14-year-old disappeared June 23 when she slipped from her brother’s grip in raging waters in White Sulphur Springs.

Hope, too, seems to be slipping away. Her parents say they aren’t giving up locating her.

Search teams have turned up no signs of the teen. Greenbrier County Sheriff Jan Cahill said the search has involved divers, canoes, helicopters, drones and cadaver dogs.

In a county where 14 others died and eight perished elsewhere in the state, Phillips remains the only one missing and is presumed dead.

Her mother, Becky Carter Phillips, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that she has come to terms with the possibility that Mykala may never be found.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

video

More Video

Ohio Lottery

Don't Miss

Trending Stories

More Top News

WTRF 7News Twitter