Search Suspended for Maryland Woman Missing Since Halloween

Lisa Wyche has missed dialysis three times, her husband said

The search for a Maryland woman who's been missing since Halloween was suspended Friday, six days after she disappeared -- and she's now missed dialysis three times, her husband said.

Lisa Renee Wyche, 46, was last seen on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway at Maryland Route 197 Saturday, according to the Maryland Center for Missing and Unidentified Persons.

Her husband, Charles Wyche, said he's worried because she doesn't have her medication and may be disoriented. Lisa Wyche suffered kidney failure two years ago, and since her disappearance, she's missed dialysis three times, he said.

"We've been trying to get her healthy," he said.

U.S. Park Police said Friday afternoon that they're suspending their active search, but the investigation into her disappearance will remain active.

"Should we receive any further information, the United States Park Police will dedicate resources to locating Mrs. Wyche," they said in a release. "We remain hopeful that Mrs. Wyche will be found in good health."

On the night Wyche went missing, she was heading home to District Heights after visiting her sister when she had car trouble.

While on the side of the parkway, she interacted with a Park Police officer.

"Saturday evening shortly after 7 p.m., a United States Park Police officer approached Mrs. Wyche, who was pulled over to the side of the parkway," U.S. Park Police Sgt. Anna Rose said. "Mrs. Wyche indicated that she was out of gas but that she was making her own arrangements and didn't need the assistance of the officer. So he continued on his patrol."

The next day, the car was still on the shoulder, but Wyche was gone.

A caller Sunday night reported seeing someone fitting her description walking on the median of the parkway.

U.S. Park Police officers on horseback searched the fields and woods near the parkway Thursday, and had searched daily with helicopter patrols, K9s and support from local jurisdictions. Flyers have been distributed in nearby neighborhoods and to area businesses and schools, police said.

Friday morning, Park Police made intermittent road closures along BW Parkway between Route 197 and Powder Mill Road while searching.

Charles Wyche said Friday he doesn't expect any searches to go on this weekend, but said he will pray for her safe return.

Except for the initial incident in which an officer left her on the side of the road, Charles Wyche said he believes that Park Police have made every effort possible to find his wife.

"They did everything they could do," he said.

Lisa Wyche is 5-feet-4-inches tall and weighs 150 pounds.

Anyone with information on Wyche's whereabouts is urged to call the United States Park Police at 202-610-7500.

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