Yesterday, peta2 became aware of a missing student situation in Huntington, WV which has the entire campus of Marshall University on the look-out. While Leah Hickman had planned to go home for the holidays to spend time with her family in nearby Point Pleasant, WV, she has now been missing for nearly a week and counting.
This situation was brought to our attention because a local news story reported that she had just recently been inspired to be a vegetarian after watching videos on PETA’s website. As the article states:
“[Her friend] described the missing woman as “the sweetest girl you could ever imagine,” adding that “when she first started at Marshall, all she talked about was wanted [sic] to find a job where she could help people. “A couple of weeks ago she called me out of the blue crying hysterically because she had watched some videos on the PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals,) website. She was like, ‘I’m going to become a vegetarian.’ [it’s like eating meat] broke her heart.””
If anybody has any information that could be helpful for Leah’s safe return, please contact the Huntington Police Department (304-696-4420).
A MySpace page has been set up in an effort to raise awareness about this situation, which can be found here.