Authorities still searching for missing woman last seen in Clarksburg


CLARKSBURG — Investigators and family members continue their search for a missing Clarksburg woman.

Joanne Ringer, 39, was last seen in Clarksburg on March 2, according to a statement released earlier this week through the Berkshire District Attorney's Office.

"Usually she keeps in touch with someone or lets them know where's she's going and it's never more than a few days," said her daughter, Savanah Ringer.

Ringer was believed to possibly be headed to Easthampton, a city where she has previously lived, on March 3 but was not seen, according to family. Police say she drives a dark green 2001 Volkswagen Jetta with a Connecticut license plate, 5AA EX2.

The rear window has a Greenpeace sign displayed on it, according to her daughter.

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In a Facebook post announcing her disappearance, Ringer's family said she has friends in Connecticut and Massachusetts and could be anywhere in the area.

The post has been shared through Facebook more than 900 times.

Ringer is about 5 feet 7 inches tall and 130 pounds, according to police. Her hair is brown with purple streaks and she has several tattoos, including down the entire length of her right arm.

Anyone with information on Ringer's location are asked to the call Massachusetts State Police, Cheshire barracks at 413-743-4700 or the State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Berkshire District Attorney's Office at 413-499-1112.

Reach staff writer Adam Shanks at 413-496-6376 or @EagleAdamShanks


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