Family still looking for answers after missing couple gone for two weeks


It’s now been two full weeks since Joni Davis and Brian Goff were last seen leaving the St. Clairsville Pizza Hut.

Now 7News has now learned there’s been no activity on Goff’s credit card since their disappearance.

Joni Davis’ family is putting up posters with pictures of the couple and the car they were driving.

They say they won’t give up until they have answers.

“We’re putting up these flyers from Martins Ferry to Brilliant at gas stations, businesses and on telephone poles,” said Jackie Davis, Joni’s sister. “Somebody might drive by and see it, and it might strike a memory, you know.”

Joni Davis’ family is surprised at the reaction they’re getting from merchants when they ask permission to put up flyers.

“They’d be like, we wondered where they’d been!” said Jill Myczek, Joni’s sister. “They’re in here all the time! We haven’t seen them for like a week or two. And then they’d say they looked the story up on the news, and they said they’d be glad to do whatever they can to help.”

Two weeks have elapsed, and the family is more certain than ever that Brian and Joni did not choose to take a spontaneous trip.

“Absolutely not,” said Myczek, “My sister would not have initiated it. And Brian would not have taken her without telling someone in the family, and making sure they had all the things they needed to take a vacation. They had their own routine. And I know how much he cared for her. He would not have gotten out of that routine.”

The family is standing strong together, and working with sheriff’s departments in both Belmont and Jefferson counties, on what it still a very active missing persons case.

Although Goff’s cell phone is still not in use, Jackie Davis keeps calling it.

“I do it, and it goes straight to voicemail, and I hear his voice,” said Jackie. “But I just call it every day to check and see if maybe something happened and it’s back on.”

So they keep searching, and they’re finding that they’re not alone.

“There’s people out there that are looking,” Jackie noted. “There’s people that I don’t even know that are looking. And I want to thank you. We just have to keep looking.”

55-year-old Joni Davis has serious seizures.

64-year-old Brian Goff is her caretaker.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Belmont County Sheriff’s Department at (740) 695-7933.

If you’d like to get the word out in your own neighborhood, feel free to share this flyer.

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