• Weekend search being organized for missing Fayette County woman

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    A weekend search is being organized for a missing Fayette County woman who disappeared nearly two weeks ago.

    Leah Owens, 31, of Bullskin Township, was reported missing Sept. 17.

    She was last seen around 6:30 that evening in Mount Pleasant.

    Police said on Wednesday that her SUV was found, but further details were not provided.


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    Owens’ family said they are planning a search for Sunday.

    Troopers are continuing to investigate, but are not supporting the search this weekend.

    The search is being organized by volunteers and the nonprofit organization Bring Our Missing Home.

    In a message posted Thursday night on Facebook, officials are asking volunteer firefighters to offer their assistance in the search. Volunteers are asked to be registered by Saturday.

    Volunteers will meet at the basketball courts off Route 982 on Sunday morning. 

    Mount Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department is organizing the search from the volunteer emergency responders standpoint and they're encouraging other local fire departments to reach out to them to get involved.

    Channel 11 spoke with the firefighter organizing the search and he said the more people they have on the ground, the better chance they have of finding her. 

    Owens is about 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 125 pounds. She has long black hair and green eyes. Her mother believes she was last seen wearing a peach-colored hoodie and blue shorts.

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