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Brother-in-law of missing Fayette Co. woman speaks out

Leah Owens, 31, a mother of two children, has been missing now for three weeks.

Her family desperate for answers. She last told them she was heading to Walmart and vanished.

"She's not the kind of person you'd imagine anyone would want to do violence," Justin Jellots, Owens' brother-in-law, said.


State police found Owens’ car in a remote field outside of Connellsville. Search parties have scoured that area nearby, but there is still no sign of Owens.

In the meantime, state police are being tight-lipped about the case, but troopers are working around the clock, following every tip and lead that's come into the Uniontown barracks.


“There is just a lot of frustration going on right now. It manifested itself into endless hours searching and reaching out for rumors and tips,” Jellots said.

Leah's family says the hardest part for them--   they believe several people know exactly what happened to her and are choosing to stay silent.

“Whoever is out there with info, this could be your redeeming moment. Make something worth while of your life instead of staying in the rut you’re in, honoring this code of silence you think is so important,” Jellots said.

There is now a $3000 reward in this case, for the tip that leads to an arrest and conviction.

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