Central hub set up in search for missing Louisville woman
The search for a woman who vanished late last week is intensifying.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – As crews continue trying to locate a missing Louisville woman, loved ones have created a central hub for flyer distribution and search coordination.
Adriane Koch, 59, was last seen around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday in the vicinity of Ormsby Road and Westport Road.
“It’s been like a nightmare, just replaying itself over and over again,” described Koch’s niece, Leiah Galownia. “It’s been very surreal. It’s just hard to even wrap our minds around her not being there.”
Family, friends, and strangers gathered Tuesday from noon to 7 p.m. at St. Albert the Great School to distribute flyers to volunteers wanting to pass them out all over Louisville.
A Golden Alert was issued for Koch on Monday.
Later in the day, dogs and drones were used to comb over the area where Koch was last seen.
On Tuesday, volunteers walked places like Seneca Park, putting up flyers in the hopes of plastering the missing woman’s picture everywhere.
“I’m hoping that seeing the flyers will raise an awareness just in general, all throughout the community. Maybe jog a memory or provide a recognizable face. You know, to give a face to a cause,” said Malissia Milburn, who volunteered to help despite not knowing Koch.
Family members say Koch has a history of depression and medical issues. They describe her as a "homebody" and say she would never go this long without contacting a loved one.
“If we can flood the city with Adriane’s face and let everyone know how much we miss her and want her back, it’s going to help us ultimately in our goals to find her,” said Galownia. “Adriane, come home. We miss you. We love you. We want you back.”
A Facebook page has also been created to help in finding Koch. Family and friends use to page to post information about Koch and locations that will be searched.
If you have any information on Koch’s whereabouts, you are asked to contact Louisville Metro Police.
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