POMEROY, Ohio — Two sisters returned home safely Friday afternoon after being reported missing by their mother earlier that morning.
The mother of sisters Chastity Jones, 14, and Sheyenne McConaha, 9, notified police around 8 a.m. Friday morning that the whereabouts of her daughters were unknown. The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office contacted media shortly afterwards to issue a press release alerting the public.
The release gave the description of the girls as white females last seen headed west on Ohio 681. A physical description, including generic articles of clothing and the distinctive height of the older sister, was included. The sisters were thought to be traveling with their small beagle.
Other sources reported the sheriff’s office issued a standard Be On the Lookout (BOLO) alert and also contacted the local fire department.
The sheriff’s office requested the public immediately contact 911 or law enforcement if they spotted the missing juveniles, or had information on their location. Ultimately, the sisters were reported found and safe by their mother just after 4 p.m. on the same day. No other details have been released concerning where the girls were during the time they went missing.
In the interim, the story gathered a tremendous amount of attention online. The Daily Sentinel Facebook page showed the story reached over 7,000 newsfeeds and garnered hundreds of shares as the community raised the profile of the events. Comments wishing for the well being of the girls, and expressing relief upon their safe return, were also widespread.