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Police: Northern Kentucky Woman Disappears At Panama City Beach

Posted at 3:33 PM, Oct 06, 2018

A Northern Kentucky woman has been missing since Friday.

Nancy Meither, 66, of Dry Ridge, was last seen around 10 p.m. on the beachside of Sunbird Condominiums in Panama City Beach, officials with the Panama City Beach Police Department said.


Investigators said she was last seen wearing a black and gray one-piece swimsuit.

According to the police report, Meither was sitting with her husband, Jerry, on Friday night, watching the sunset.

When her husband went back to the condo to go to bed, Meither stayed on the beach and never made it back to the room. The report said when Jerry Meither woke up, he noticed his wife was gone and when he went to the beach, he noticed her chair was still there, but not the cup she was drinking out of.

Nancy’s son, Michael Meither, told WLWT he went to Panama City Beach Saturday to be with his father and assist in the search.

“They’re just doing water searches right now. They’ve pretty much narrowed it down that she’s most likely in the ocean somewhere” said Michael Meither.

Nancy’s son said police told him they believe a riptide may have washed her away.

“There were photos that were taken by nearby people that were here on vacation also, so they have leads to believe that she definitely disappeared in the water” said Michael Meither.

Nancy Meither was a retired teacher. She was married to Jerry for 42 years and together the couple had two sons and six grandchildren.

“She was my family’s whole life. She held us all together,” he said. “We would like to find her. We can’t just go home without knowing for sure.”

The police report said Nancy did not have any medical issues, and did not have a cellphone on her at the time.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police at 850-233-5000.