Family of missing man still seeking info 6 months later

by: Greg Suskin Updated:


CHESTER COUNTY, S.C. - It's been six months since 23-year-old Wes McNinch of Chester County vanished.

His parents told Eyewitness News they think someone is keeping information they desperately need to find their son.

The room where McNinch slept remains untouched six months after his disappearance. The jeans he wore earlier that day lay across his bed and his seizure medication sits on a shelf.

"I've got so many things in there that remind me of him, that I'm not going to get rid of," said father Wesley McNinch Sr.

His father and mother, Lori, need to find something, even if it's only their son's remains.

"I call his phone, hoping one day he'll answer, but it just don't happen," Lori McNinch said.

The last time his mother heard from him was on his phone last March. McNinch was walking on Baton Rouge Road and turned into the woods.

On the day, McNinch vanished he was walking through the woods to his cousin's house, a walk he'd taken dozens of times. But he called his cousin on his cellphone asking him to honk his horn because he'd gotten lost.

Channel 9 was there when Chester County Sheriff's deputies, rescue crews and volunteers launched a widespread search. They spent days combing the woods and fields, but turned up nothing.

His mother said he always called her three times a day. His father said he would never leave without his medication.

"I have to look at it every day, and think, 'Where is he at?'" his father said.

They believe someone has the answer and just isn't telling.