Family Offers Reward For Missing Mother - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/11/06

Family Offers Reward For Missing Mother

A reward is now offered for the safe return of one of two Lubbock women missing since their lunch break on Wednesday.  Authorities have also released a sketch of the man 61-year-old Peggy Merimon and 51-year-old Louetta Kay Harrelson were last seen with when they left for lunch.

Friday afternoon, the family of Peggy Merimon contacted NewsChannel 11 us to ask for their mother's safe return and offer a reward.  "We are pleading for anyone that has any information on the disappearance of Peggy Brown Merimon.  Please call Crime Line, 741-1000; you can remain anonymous.  At this time, the family is offering at $25,000 reward for the whereabouts of Peggy Merimon and the arrest and conviction of any person involved," said Merimon's son Sean Appleton.  

Merimon's daughter Natosha Davis tells us the family has handed out hundreds of flyers, and that many people stopped to take a look, but they have not had any luck yet.

Those who work with Peggy Merimon and Kay Harrelson say both women are dependable employees, and those co-workers at the Lubbock State School are hoping for the best.

"Kay is very quiet, and I didn't know here quite as well, but Peggy is very outgoing, very gregarious, just a really nice person. There is a lot of worry going through our facility," said co-worker Janice Robinson.

"Everybody is very concerned for Peggy and Kay both and hoping for the best and praying that they come home and get to go back to their families," said Nancy Condon, Lubbock State School Superintendent.

Merimon has worked at the Lubbock State School for the past four years and Harrelson has worked there for two.

Merimon and Harrelson were last seen at the Lubbock State School Wednesday afternoon.  Both women are employees of the school.  Witnesses say Merimon and Harrelson got into a car with an unidentified man.  He is described as a middle aged, white male, with a gray beard.  His car is described as a rusty gray or silver 4-door sedan.

Merimon is 5-feet 6-inches tall, about 150 pounds, with dark hair and green eyes.  She was last seen wearing a white collared shirt, with a pink bow and black pants.

Harrelson is 5-feet 7-inches tall, about 135 pounds. She has blondish gray hair, and was last seen wearing a white blouse and blue jeans. 

Anyone with any information about the whereabouts of these two women are urged to call Crime Line.  That number, again, is (806) 741-1000.

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