GALLIPOLIS — As day four of the local search for missing woman Sharin Yoczik wrapped up Monday, Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning reported that a search with canine assistance along the Ohio River turned up a pair of eyeglasses, but the woman has yet to be found.
Yoczik, 68, was reported missing Friday when her husband reportedly returned home around noon to find her missing from their home on Neighborhood Road near the junction of Ohio 218.
Deputies are currently searching the Neighborhood Road area near Ohio 7 for Yoczik. She is described as a white female, five feet, two inches tall, approximately 120 pounds, with blue eyes and grey hair.
Browning said the glasses that were discovered along the river, parallel to Ohio 7 and near the junction of Ohio 218, have not yet been confirmed to be those of Yoczik’s. Browning also told the Gallipolis Daily Tribune that the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI) has joined local law enforcement in working the case.
Law enforcement is still on the lookout for Yoczik on the southern end of Gallia County. In addition to patrols in the general area of her disappearance, the Gallipolis Fire Department, the United States Coast Guard and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources have been actively searching the banks of the nearby Ohio River.
Individuals with information in regard to Yoczik’s whereabouts should contact the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office at (740) 446-1221.
No other information is available at this time. Further updates will be posted on the Gallipolis Daily Tribune’s website and print editions when they become available.