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Meadville area family and friends are concerned about former Meadville resident Kelly Catalano, who was reported as missing in the Chesterfield, Va., area on Friday — a case that has caught the attention of many in the Chesterfield and Richmond, Va., vicinity.

WTVR.com, the Web site of CBS Channel 6 of Richmond, Va., reported on the case, noting “bizarre circumstances surrounding her disappearance.”

Kelly is a 1987 graduate of Meadville Area Senior High School and still owns a house here, which she rents out, on Livermore Road.

“We are trying to see if any friends in the Meadville area have had any contact with her,” said Jody Aylsworth of Meadville, a niece of Catalano’s.

Kelly is 40 years old, about 5 feet, 9 inches tall and 145 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information may call Aylsworth at 720-0424.

KTVR’s story, on the Web at www.wtvr.com/news/wtvr-missing-women011510,0,2397138.story, notes that police spent Saturday searching the Appomattox River bank and areas around the Blue Print Automation Plant off Innovation Drive, where she worked as a welder, while dive teams searched the water. But at day’s end, there were still no signs.

Police also searched her home for clues. A neighbor told the TV’s reporters that Catalano was “a sweet woman and a great neighbor,” but she did tell police of something strange Catalano told her recently. Mary Johnston said that, “About a month or two ago, Kelly asked me if I had seen anybody around because she came home and felt things were out of place at her house.”

She went on to say, “Kelly didn’t take a purse to work, she left her keys in her tool box and didn’t know if one of her co-workers had copied her keys as a joke.”

Catalano was last seen around 10 a.m. Friday. Family members say her time card wasn’t punched and her car was left in the parking lot at work.

Kelly's sisters, Judy Williams (814-720-3007) and Lori Williams (814-282-2978) are currently in the Richmond area, along with Kelly's nephew, Jeff Smock, actively taking part in the searches and looking for leads. They are not planning to return until they find Kelly, a family member said.

Besides Aylsworth, information may be reported to Chesterfield police at (804) 748-1251. Police confirmed to the Tribune on Monday night that they are still seeking leads in the case.

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