Melissa McVay Darling is still missing from Hopkins County,
last seen by family members on June 9, 2011.
Woman in Pittsburg, Texas, Wreck
NOT Missing Hopkins County Woman
by: Bobby McDonald
A woman who perished in a Saturday morning traffic accident, on Hwy-11 West, near Pittsburg, Texas, WAS NOT the missing woman from Hopkins County. Melissa Rene McVay, 31, of Pittsburg was killed in a one-car accident, four miles west of Pittsburg, on Saturday morning at 11:55 a.m. She was a passenger in a 2005 Cadillac, driven by Shynese Hamilton, that left the roadway, hit a culvert and overturned. She was pronounced dead at the scene by Camp County Justice of the Peace Bobby Carpenter.
Funeral services for Melissa McVay, of Pittsburg, a nursing assistant, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Monday, in Pittsburg.
Although having a similar name, she WAS NOT, Melissa Anne McVay Darling, the 34 year old missing woman from Hopkins County. Darling has been missing from Hopkins County, since June 9, 2011, when she left her youngest child with the child's biological father. Reported missing by her mother, Darling was identified in a survelliance video, at a casino in Grant, Oklahoma, on June 10th.
A Monday morning interview with Chief Investigating Officer, David Gilmore, with the Sulphur Springs Police Department, reveals that the case continues to find the missing Hopkins County woman, but she HAS NOT been located. "We continue to work with a number of law enforcement agencies, to locate Melissa McVay Darling," stated Gilmore. "We are working closely with the agencies in Choctaw County, Oklahoma, including the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigations."
Melissa McVay Darling's 2010 Black Ford Tracker was found located near a lake in Choctaw County, in a remote location, with two flat tires, but no sign of the missing woman was with the vehicle.
Should anyone have any information about the location of Melissa McVay Darling, they are asked to contact Investigator David Gilmore, with the Sulphur Springs Police Department at (903)885-7602.