Details of Disappearance Keene was last seen on Leonard Long Road in Renick, West Virginia on February 28, 2014. She was at the home of Ronald Ray McMillion, with him and two others. McMillion was under the influence, so impaired he couldn't stand. At one point he threatened to kill Keene, and fired a white pistol near her head. The passing round ruffled her hair.
At this point, the other two people in the house left because they felt McMillion was "acting crazy." They tried to get Keene to leave with them, but she refused. She has never been heard from again.
A photo of McMillion is posted with this case summary. He appeared on the reality television show Appalachian Outlaws, which focuses on ginseng harvesters in the forests surrounding the Appalachian mountains and ran for seasons in 2014 and 2015. He has a prior criminal history and was arrested for robbery, grand larceny, burglary and intent to murder in 1978. Because of his record, he is not allowed to possess firearms.
Keene was reported missing on March 5. On March 6, McMillion was arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm and an outstanding warrant for assault from 2012. These charges were unrelated to Keene's disappearance, but police identified him as a person of interest in her case.
In 2016, McMillion pleaded guilty to a federal charge of interstate travel to facilitate an unlawful activity. He admitted he'd traveled from Renick to Baltimore, Maryland to buy oxycodone in February 2014, and sold oxycodone in Greenbrier County, West Virginia both before and after this trip. He was sentenced to five years in prison and is currently incarcerated in Connecticut; his release date is in 2020.
He remains a person of interest in Keene's disappearance, which is still unsolved.
- West Virginia State Police
Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated July 25, 2019; casefile added.