Find Missing Marcus Stalnaker N Mary Friend!

Find Missing Marcus Stalnaker N Mary Friend!

Find Missing Marcus Stalnaker N Mary Friend!
The mom and daughter where last seen driving together.
After a series of events that morning
Neither woman was ever seen or heard from again.
Where are Marcus Stalnaker and Mary Friend?

Find Missing Marcus Stalnaker N Mary Friend!
Marcus Maxine Stalnaker

Find Missing Marcus Stalnaker N Mary Friend! Marcus Maxine Stainaker has been missing since December 1, 1999. She is missing from Lewis County, West Virginia. Marcus Maxine Stalnaker is classified as an endangered missing person. Her year of birth is 1930. At the time of her disappearance, Maxine was 69 years old. Her current age is 88 years old. Marcus Maxine Stalnaker is a Caucasian female. She is described as 5’0″ tall and 114 pounds at the time of her disappearance. Her hair is gray and her eyes are blue.

Maxine wears eyeglasses. Her ears are pierced. She goes by her middle name, Maxine. It is unknown what Maxine was wearing when she was last seen.

Find Missing Marcus Stainaker N Mary Friend!
Mary Geneva Friend

Find Missing Marcus Stainaker N Mary Friend! Mary Geneva Friend has been missing since December 1, 1999. She is missing from Lewis County, West Virginia. Mary Geneva Friend is classified as an endangered missing person. Her year of birth is 1954. At the time of her disappearance, Mary was 45 years old. Her current age is 64 years old. Mary Geneva Friend is a Caucasian female. She is described as 5’2″ tall and 130 pounds at the time of her disappearance. Her hair is brown and her eyes are brown.

Mary Geneva Friend wears large-framed eyeglasses. It is unknown what Mary was wearing when she was last seen.

Find Missing Marcus Stainaker N Mary Friend!
Circumstances

Marcus Maxine Stalnaker was last seen with her daughter, Mary Geneva Friend. They vanished from the residence they shared in Lewis County, West Virginia during the evening hours of December 1, 1999. They shared the home with Mary’s husband Kevin, who was working in Maryland at the time.

That day the two women left home to go pick up Mary’s sister, Pam Pugh. They get tires for their vehicle from Mary’s adult son, Joseph Edward Metz. Mary and Pugh dropped Maxine off in Jane Lew, West Virginia, where her son picked her up and took her shopping.

The sisters went to Metz’s home and he installed two used tires on Mary’s car. They offered him a ride to work in Jane Lew. For he didn’t have his own vehicle, but he declined. He didn’t make it to work that evening. But he did get a ride to Jane Lew later and hitchhiked back home.

Pugh and Mary left Metz’s home at 6:00 P.M. Maxine’s son dropped her off at her home at 5:00 P.M. Mary dropped Pugh off at Pugh’s home between 8:00 and 9:00 P.M., Then she drove herself home.

This is the last time anyone saw either of the women. The next morning Mary was supposed to pick up Pugh, who would drive her to work and then use her car to go shopping with Metz. Mary never arrived at her sister’s residence and never reported to her job at the local dry cleaner’s.

Kevin tried to call his wife and mother-in-law several times over the next few days. He even called one of Mary’s coworkers to try to get in touch with her. When he arrived home on December 3, he found his house uninhabited. There was no sign of violence or forced entry at their home. But there were also no indications that the women had left voluntarily. All of their belongings were left behind.

Maxine’s pet Doberman was found dead under the house. Police haven’t disclosed the cause of the dog’s death. The family’s second dog, a border collie, wasn’t at home. It was later found at Mary and Kevin’s former residence at Glady Fork near Stonewall Jackson Lake. This was ten miles from the Friend/Stalnaker home.

Mary’s gray 1987 Chevrolet Celebrity was discovered abandoned on December 6. This was five days after Mary and Maxine vanished. There was no sign of them at the scene. The vehicle was located in Clarksburg on Route 19 close to the former Harrison County Bureau Of Emergency Services near Gore, West Virginia.

Investigators searched Stonewall Jackson Lake in 2002. This was after a fisherman found a purse belonging to one of the missing women. Identification for both Mary and Maxine was inside the purse. They searched the lake a second time in 2007, but found nothing of interest.

It should be noted that Metz lived near Stonewall Lake. And the Friends’ former home where the border collie was found. The animal used to belong to him.

In September 2013, Metz and two other men, David Martin Hughes and Charles Steven “Steve” Freeman, were charged with robbery, kidnapping and first-degree murder in the two women’s cases.

The charges were dismissed in November for lack of evidence. However, in December 2013, Hughes was charged with conspiracy to commit robbery in Stalnaker and Friend’s cases. Later, Freeman and Metz were charged again with two counts of first-degree murder.

Hughes pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate with the prosecution. But his story repeatedly changed: he implicated only Metz. He said both Freeman and Metz were involved in the murders. Then he claimed he didn’t know who was involved and had been coerced into making his previous statements.

In August 2015, the charges against Freeman and Metz were dropped again. This was after the prosecutor admitted Hughes was not a credible witness. The case was dismissed without prejudice, meaning the suspects could be charged with murder a third time if more evidence comes to light.

Mary and Maxine’s bodies have never been found. But foul play is suspected in their cases due to the circumstances involved.

Find Missing Marcus Stainaker N Mary Friend!
Appeal

Marcus Maxine Stalnaker has been missing for 19 years. Her daughter, Mary Geneva Friend, her daughter, has been missing for 19 years. As theirs is a double disappearance, what happened to one woman probably happened to the other woman. What happened to these missing woman during or after. We can suspect what happened to the missing women. But what is needed is hard evidence. What happened to them? DO you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Marcus Maxine Stalnaker? Do you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Mary Geneva Friend? Do you have any information concerning the person (s) responsible for their disappearances?

If you have any information, please contact the following:
Sheriff R. A. Rinehart or
Sergeant David S. Parks
Lewis County Sheriffs Department
304-269-8251 or 304-269-8241
Sergeant Dave Malcomb
West Virginia State Police
Bureau of Criminal Investigations
304-367-2747

Federal Bureau of Investigation
West Virginia Office
304-624-6200
412-471-2000

Marcus Maxine Stainaker NamUs Number: MP419
Agency Case Number: 199910313 (Lewis County Sheriff’s Department)
Mary Geneva Friend NamUs Number: MP413
Agency Case Number: 199910313 (Lewis County Sheriff’s Department)

Marcus Maxine Stainaker has a NamUs profile. Click here to view it.
Mary Geneva Friend has a NamUs profile. Click here to view it.
Marcus Maxine Stainaker has a Doe Network profile. Click here to view it.
Mary Geneva Friend has a Doe Network profile. Click here to view it.
Websleuths has a page devoted to Marcus Maxine Stainaker and Mary Geneva Friend. Click here and learn more.
This is a short 2011 piece about how Marcus Maxine Stainaker and Mary Geneva Friend are presumed deceased. Click here and learn more.
There is a detailed blog post about Marcus Maxine Stainaker and about Mary Geneva Friend. BUT you need to SCROLL DOWN in order to locate the post. Click here and learn more.
The above information is found on Marcus Maxine Stanaker’s Charley Project Page. The above information is found on Mary Geneva Friend’s Charley Project Page. I have adapted and remixed it. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial 4.0 International License.
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