• Crews resume search for missing 55-year-old Wilmerding mother


    NORTH VERSAILLES, Pa. - Crews will resume their search for a missing 55-year-old Wilmerding woman Friday morning. 

    According to investigators, Ruth Ann Mullennix was last seen in Wilmerding Borough on March 17 around 8:30 p.m.

    Police said Mullennix is bipolar and has a history of alcoholism.

    “She might be very paranoid, crouched down in a corner somewhere, just scared. She thinks she hears things,” said Chrissy Gazzo, Mullennix’s daughter.

    On Thursday night, crews focused their search in and along Turtle Creek from Wilmerding to Braddock. 

    Earlier Thursday, authorities told Channel 11’s Jennifer Tomazic they found Mullennix’s coat and cellphone in a rail yard underneath the Westinghouse Bridge Wednesday night.

    The state police thermo-imaging helicopter was brought out to look for her, but was unsuccessful. On Thursday, search crews used cadaver dogs. That was also unsuccessful.

    Port Authority bus drivers have all been given Mullennix’s picture to look out for her.

    She’s a white woman, about 5 feet 6 inches tall, 115 pounds, with blond hair and green eyes. Officials said she was last wearing a blue shirt, blue jeans and brown shoes.

    Anyone with information on Mullennix’s whereabouts should call 412-823-1111.

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