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Angela Gail Baisden
Angela Gail Baisden
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The Logan County Sheriff’s Department announced late Thursday afternoon that 14-year-old Emma Justice had been found safe at a friend’s home. The search for the teen began Wednesday after she reportedly left her home early that morning and did not return.


Justice’s disappearance was just one of three missing person cases that the Sheriff’s office is investigating. Justice’s case came to a safe conclusion, but two more missing person cases are still active.


Angela Gail Baisden, 40, was last seen June 27 walking from her mother’s apartment at Crites Apartments, located on Buffalo Creek, carrying a bag of clothes tucked underneath her arm.


Baisden’s family says that she has disappeared before, but always contacts the family within days of leaving. However, she has now been gone for more six weeks.


“At this point, we do consider her missing,” Chief Deputy M.A. Mayes said. “We don’t have any evidence of foul play at this point, but we’re still talking to family members and anyone who has known her.”


Mayes said they are following up everything they get on Baisden. Baisden is described as white, 5 foot, 6 inches tall, weighing 110 pounds; she has black hair and brown eyes. Deputy N.D. Tucker is the investigating officer.


Branham, 68, of Justice Addition, disappeared last February. She was last seen at Justice Addition and was reportedly in an intoxicated manner.


A witness has reported to the Sheriff’s office that a woman appearing to be Branham was sitting in the middle between two unknown white males in a Chevy truck. The truck is described as a 1980s two-wheel drive solid red short bed truck with a red and silver tailgate with a sliding back glass window. The witness also stated that the truck was very loud sounding.


Branham, 68, is described as being 5 foot, 3 inches tall and weighing 145 pounds. She has reddish-brown curly hair and blue eyes.


Mayes said both cases are active and ongoing and they are still collecting information.


“If anyone has any information on any of these ladies, we urge them to contact us,” Sheriff Sonya Porter said.


If anyone has information regarding Baisden’s or Branham’s whereabouts, contact the Logan County Sheriff’s Office at 304-792-8590, as well as Logan County 911. The anonymous tip line number is 304-792-8953.


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