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Missing NPF is in receipt of information pertaining to a missing person in Monongahela National Forest; critical personal details (height and weight) are currently unknown, but Hovatter's physical description from a secondary source reveal that he is tall and thin.
PARSONS, W.Va. — Multiple agencies are attempting to find Ona Hovatter, a man reported missing in Tucker County.
According to the Tucker County Office of Emergency Management, they received a call at 9:00 p.m. on Sunday about a person going missing in the Fernow Experimental Forest area of the Monongahela National Forest in Parsons.
At that time, multiple agencies found a vehicle near the Turkey Run Trail that belonged to Ona (OJ) Hovatter, 64, and a larger search and rescue effort is underway, OEM officials said.
The Parsons Volunteer Fire Department is heading up the search effort, and its members are working with people from multiple search-and-rescue entities using scent dogs and other resources, according to the office of emergency management.
Anyone with information on Hovatter’s whereabouts may contact the Tucker County Communications Center at 304-478-2187.
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64 years old
Hair: Black, Gray, White
Foul Play Suspected: Unknown / Undisclosed
Suspected Suicide: Unknown / Undisclosed
Cause of Death: Unknown / Unreported / Missing
Reported missing on October 3, 2021 - 231 days, 14 hours, 58 minutes ago
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This case file has been assigned the Missing Persons ID 7186
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