Time running out for missing Md. woman

Lisa Renee Wyche needs kidney dialysis to survive. She vanished after her car ran out of gas on the BW Parkway on Halloween.

SOUTH LAUREL, Md. (WUSA9) -- Time is running out for a missing woman whose car ran out of gas along the southbound Baltimore-Washington Parkway on Halloween, according to her distraught family.


Lisa Renee Wyche, 46, of Capitol Heights suffers from kidney failure and may not be able to survive much longer, according to her husband Charles Wyche.

"This is a crucial time right now," he said.

A search for Wyche was expanded Thursday as U.S. Park Police used horses to access heavily-wooded acreage along the parkway to the south of where Wyche was last seen near the Md. Route 197 exit. Police received at least one report that a motorist may have seen a woman matching Wyche's description walking in the median of the parkway Sunday.

Wyche ran out of gas on October 31 just north of the Rt.197 exit around 7:23 at night. Another motorist helped her get her car to the shoulder and allowed her to call her husband because her own phone had died. After making the call, a U.S. Park Police officer checked on Wyche. She refused any assistance, according to U.S. Park Police spokesman Sgt. Anna Rose. Wyche was last seen walking toward the nearby Rt. 197 exit where there is a gas station.

Wyche's family has canvassed regional dialysis clinics with flyers with no results. Park Police have used helicopter flights and ground crews in the previous searches leading up to the deployment of horses Thursday.

"Lisa would never just wander off or do anything. This is not like her," said her aunt Hallie Sheffer.

Anyone having information regarding the whereabouts of Lisa Renee Wyche is asked to contact the United States Park Police at 202-610-7500.

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