Martins Ferry couple still missing after 18 months

Belmont, Jefferson sheriff’s departments still working case

File Photo THIS COUPLE — Brian Goff and Joni Davis of Martins Ferry — has been missing since June 10, 2018. Local law enforcement officers still are working to find them.

MARTINS FERRY — Local law enforcement officers still are looking for a Martins Ferry couple who went missing more than a year ago.

Brian Goff, 64, and Joni Davis, 55, of Martins Ferry were last seen on June 10, 2018, leaving Pizza Hut at the Wetzel Springs Plaza on National Road, St. Clairsville.

They were driving Goff’s light blue 1990 Oldsmobile Delta 88. The four-door vehicle has an Ohio license plate number of EYA 7482. Goff is Davis’ caregiver. Davis previously suffered a traumatic brain injury.

Belmont County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy James Zusack said the sheriff’s department still is working the case along with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department.

“Our detective (Randy Stewart) is working the case, and other agencies are working with us. Nothing has changed with that,” Zusack said.

Last June, family members of the missing pair decided to offer a reward for information leading to finding them.

Stewart noted previously that the FBI had been working the case. Now, however,the FBI is just in contact with local officials about it.

The FBI typically becomes involved in missing person cases 90 days after a person is declared missing.

Since the couple’s disappearance, planes have flown over miles of Belmont and Jefferson counties and police have conducted dozens of interviews. Cadaver dogs have been employed, and divers have searched bodies of water for human remains.

Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abadalla previously said that foul play is suspected. He did not respond to requests for comment for this report.

Those who may have information regarding the couple’s whereabouts can call the Belmont County Sheriff’s Department at 740-695-7933 or the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department at 740-283-8600.


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