UPDATE: Upshur County woman found safe

West Virginia

UPDATE 11:30 a.m. Sept. 29, 2020: (WBOY) The Upshur County woman reported missing from the area of Columbiana, Ohio has been found safe, according to police.

The Upshur County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that Karen Gum, 70, had been found in Indiana.

No further information is available at this time.


BUCKHANNON, WV (WBOY) — An Upshur County woman has been reported as missing from Columbiana, Ohio, and the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department has requested a Silver Alert be filed.

According to the Silver Alert request Karen Gum, 70, was last seen traveling in a burgundy 2013 Toyota Rav 4 on Rt. 14 in Ohio and is described as being 5’7″ 120 pounds with gray hair.

She was wearing blue jeans, a light purple t-shirt, tennis shoes and glasses and was said to be travelling to Rt. 51 in Pennsylvania on her way to I-79 south, according to the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department.

Anyone with information on Gum’s whereabouts are asked to call Captain Mark Davis at (304) 472-1185.

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