The family of a woman reported missing from Miller County late last year is planning a candlelight vigil in her honor after four months without resolution.
They are hoping to stir up information about the disappearance of Michelle Lee Fennell who was last seen around noon November 11, 2017. She has been considered endangered since her disappearance.
While there have been some unconfirmed sightings around the Lake area since her disappearance, there has been no activity in her bank account of a woman who went missing from Miller County in November, according to family members who have been in contact with investigators.
According to information from the Miller County Sheriff’s Office, the 45-year-old former resident of Rolla left a location in Miller County in a truck possibly owned by a man named “George.”
It is known that she did not have her cell phone with her.
Michelle’s family is still hopeful for her return, says sister-in-law Tonia, but the realities surrounding the extended timeframe that Michelle has been missing is sinking in, understanding that she may not be alive.
Trying to help look for Michelle and raise awareness about the case, Tonia has created a Bring Michelle Fennell Home Facebook page. In a February post Tonia described the situation of not knowing as “heartbreaking” but promised Michelle that they would never give up looking for her.
The family firmly believes that Michelle would not have just left on her own, according to Tonia.
She is a mother of three and a grandmother to a child turning three. Michelle also has a mother and brother who miss her.
Tonia describes Michelle as a bubbly and outgoing person who likes to make people smile.
“She is really bubbly and happy and outgoing. She was always really bubbly. Michelle was great really. She had her problems, but we all do. She just had a great personality,” Tonia says.
Michelle is 5’3” tall and around 110 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. She has piercings on her left ear and one on her right. She has a scar on her left  hand and a tattoo on her right thigh of a black and red vampire bite.
The candlelight vigil will be held 1-5 p.m. Sunday, March 25, 2018 at the Eldon Community Center, 309 E. 2nd Street, Eldon. The public is invited to come and show support for Michelle and her family and friends. A meal will be served with donations accepted.
Anyone with any information regarding Michelle or her whereabouts is asked to contact the Miller County Sheriff’s Office at 573-369-2341, or contact the Missouri State Highway Patrol Missing Person Clearinghouse at 573-526-6178. Tips can be made anonymously.