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Missing Kanawha County, WV woman comes up in torture case

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Posters of missing Kanawha County woman still hang from homes Posters of missing Kanawha County woman still hang from homes
BELLE, West Virginia -

There are new details in the case of a missing Kanawha County woman, and it's all tied to a torture case that's getting ready to go to trial.

More than seven years after she went missing, posters of missing woman Melanie Metheny still hang from homes in the eastern part of Kanawha County.

Metheny was 21-years-old when she went missing in July 2006.  She was last seen dropping her kids off at daycare in Belle.  Her name is making headlines again after another case that happened right down the road in Witcher Creek.

Cindy Creathers has pleaded guilty for her role in the brutal torture of Leanne Quinn in December.  Creathers told a judge she was with Joey Jeffery the night they beat, electrically shocked, and tortured the woman.

Creathers also said Jeffrey told the victim he was going to do the same thing to her that he did to Metheny years ago, court documents show.  Authorities said both victims are from the same part of Kanawha County. Quinn is from the Witcher Creek area, and Metheny is from Belle.

Jeffery goes to trial for the Witcher Creek crimes on October 21.

Creathers is going to testify against him, prosecutors said.  She pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit first degree robbery. Prosecutors dropped the kidnapping charge in exchange for her cooperation and testimony against Jeffery. She will be sentenced in November.

Creathers has also been moved to the Central Regional Jail pending her sentencing for her safety, prosecutors said.

In relation to the Metheny case, investigators tell 13 News Jeffery has been questioned in the case, along with other individuals. No one has been charged in her disappearance.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department at 304-357-0169