Candlelight vigil in Kilmarnock for missing Burgess woman Claudine Gifford Sunday evening, August 3

Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 1:04 pm

A picture taken of Claudine Jaquier Gifford a few weeks ago. This was not taken the day that she disappeared.

A picture taken of Claudine Jaquier Gifford a few weeks ago. This was not taken the day that she disappeared.

A candlelight vigil will be held  on Sunday, August 3, for the return of Claudine Jaquier Gifford, of Burgess, who went missing over three weeks ago.

The vigil begins at 7:30 p.m. in the courtyard of the Kilmarnock Inn, at 34 East Church Street in Kilmarnock, and will be open to the public.

Candles will be supplied, and parking is available in the lot behind Lee’s Restaurant. The vigil can be moved indoors in case of rain, courtesy of Kilmarnock Inn owners Shawn and Sandy Donahue.

Gifford is described as a 5’4” white female who weighs about 112 pounds and has sandy blonde/brown hair. She was reportedly seen last in the early evening of July 6 in the area of the Windmill Point Marina in the company of Todd Kessler.

In related news, the sheriff’s office reported on July 24 that four volunteer search and rescue canine teams, along with a unit from the Virginia Department of Emergency Services, returned to Lancaster County on Juky 23 as part of the continued investigation of the missing persons case of Claudine J. Gifford. Two canine teams, each from K-9 East and Richmond Search and Rescue, checked locations in the upper end of the county and outside of Kilmarnock. No new information was developed, authorities said.

Anyone with information is asked to call 1-804-46CRIME.

See the latest updates on the search for Claudine at http://www.lancastersheriff.net/ as well as at https://www.facebook.com/bringclaudinehome.

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