Questions remain after Fowler woman disappears, daughter dies

Nena Metoyer (Provided Photo)

FOWLER, Ind. (WLFI) – The Fowler Police Department has released more details in the case involving a missing woman, including finding the woman’s daughter in medical distress at the home.

Fowler police said they received a call Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 5:30 p.m. asking authorities to check on the well-being of a 49-year-old woman and her 68-year-old mother at a residence on East Fifth Street. When officers arrived they were unable to contact anyone, but came back around 11:30 p.m. to meet with family members.

Upon arrival Wednesday night, officers determined a 49-year-old woman was inside and appeared to be in medical distress. Officers forced entry into the home and the woman was taken to a nearby hospital. Officers said the woman later passed on from medical-related issues Thursday evening.

A search warrant was obtained and a crime investigation of the residence ensued Thursday with the help of Indiana State Police.

Authorities said they are now turning their focus on the missing 68-year-old mother, Nena Metoyer, of Dunedin, Florida, who had been been staying with her daughter in Fowler. She is described as being 5 feet 1 inch tall, 150 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. They said she sometimes wears glasses.

Police said Metoyer’s vehicle was still at the residence, but her whereabouts are unknown. She had been staying at the Fowler residence since Aug. 5. Family said they have not spoken to Metoyer for about two weeks.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fowler Police Department at 765-884-0080. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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