"The only thing they know is it is an electrical issue. It is more extensive than changing light bulbs or anything like that," Brown told the Daily Mail earlier this week.
The state is in the process of hiring a contractor to evaluate the lighting problem.
But even in the daytime the monument is looking worse for wear.
On Thursday afternoon, many of the grates were filled with leaves and trash. A downed tree limb had somehow ended up inside the memorial, and rested against a wall engraved with the names of West Virginians who died during World War II.
A wire easel and green Styrofoam ring sat against the monument's Korean War wall. The spongy green oval was a wreath at some point, but there were no signs of flowers.
"It is the Capitol campus version of an abandoned cemetery," Mullins said.
Officials contend the monument is not being ignored, however.
Sue Chapman, business manager for the General Services division, said workers conduct a walk-through of the area every day as part of the division's campus-wide sweep, checking for anything that's broken as well as trash and debris.
"Anytime we are aware of any event, we go through and make sure they're in proper condition," she said.
Chapman said winter weather has prevented workers from cleaning up around the memorial for the last two weeks.
Recently, some of the lights on bollards surrounding the memorial were broken. Chapman said while workers could not fix them, they did replace the broken lights with look-alike caps "so it would give the appearance of symmetry and completeness for that entire area."
"Until we have options that we can actually implement, we want it to look as if it's completely functional," she said.