UPDATE: Officials still haven’t located woman who fell off overlook at Grandview

UPDATE (Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at 1 pm) GRANDVIEW, WV (WOAY) – Officials have released the name of the woman that reportedly fell off the overlook at Grandview.

Park Rangers confirmed to WOAY that the woman is Julie Wheeler, 43, of Beckley.  Wheeler allegedly fell off the overlook at Grandview on Sunday night just after 8 pm.

The National Park Service joined by the Beaver Volunteer Fire Dept., West Virginia State Police, the Raleigh Co. Sheriff’s Dept., Jan-Care Ambulance, and the Fayette Co., Vertical Rescue Team, were all on the scene Sunday night and again on Monday.

National Park Rangers have been out all day today, searching for her.

Julie M. Wheeler entered a guilty plea for federal health care fraud.  Wheeler faces up to 10 years of incarceration, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release when sentenced.  She will also be subject to an order of restitution in an amount ranging from $302,131 to $469,983, with the final determination to be made by the Court at sentencing.

Her sentencing hearing was originally scheduled for Friday, May 22, 2020, but was continued to June 17, 2020.


UPDATE (June 1, 2020, 4:50 AM) – Raleigh County dispatchers tell WOAY they have not located the woman as of early Monday morning, and will continue searching later this morning.


BEAVER, WV (WOAY) – Emergency crews are currently searching for a woman that fell off an overlook at Grandview State Park.

Raleigh County Dispatchers fell WOAY that an adult woman fell off an overlook at Grandview State Park at around 8:33 pm.

Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department, WV State Police, National Park Service, Beaver Fire Department, and Coal City Fire Department all responded and currently still on scene.

Stay with WOAY News for further updates.

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