Police searching for missing Marshall student

leahhickman.jpg Leah Hickman 

Clark Davis
cdavis@wvpubcast.org

Huntington police are searching for a Marshall University student that’s been missing since last Friday. Family and friends of 21-year-old Leah Hickman began to worry Saturday when she did not report to her job at the Dress Barn in Barboursville. When she missed work again Sunday, the police involvement became more intensive.

John Williams: “At this point we’re giving this 100 percent of our attention,” Huntington Police Sgt. John Williams said. “As you know with any investigation, the first few days are very critical from the time the reports are received, so we’re acting accordingly on that. No, nothing’s pointing to it one way or the other. Of course, we’re keeping all possible scenarios and options as far as the investigative course.” 

Williams says the case is perplexing. There is no evidence of foul play, but it isn’t like Hickman to disappear.

John Williams:  “Intensive is we’re checking all options, checking the background, we have several agencies assisting us and checking some information and stuff. There’s nothing in her lifestyle that would indicate that this is any type of normal behavior for her. It causes us concern and that’s unlike her. ”

Meanwhile, fliers have been put up in neighborhoods in the Huntington area and Lawrence County, Ohio. Hickman is a junior from Mason County majoring in journalism.

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