Skip to comments.Roanoke, VA Police Seek Public's Help to Find Runaway Teen
Posted on 04/05/2012 2:18:07 PM PDT by sevinufnine
Roanoke police are seeking the publics help to find a 17-year-old girl who was reported by her family as a runaway.
The police department was contacted March 23 by a family member of Katelyn Anne Ellison, who said the girl was last seen March 22 leaving Patrick Henry High School at the end of the school day.
Investigators have been following up on various leads since the report was filed, Roanoke police spokeswoman Aisha Johnson said. The detectives the people have spoken to say they have not been in contact with her, which raises more concern than was already there, she said.
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Don’t know this young lady or her family, but 2 weeks is a long, time for a kid to be missing without funds to take care of themself.
>>Dont know this young lady or her family, but 2 weeks is a long, time for a kid to be missing without funds to take care of themself.<<
3 out of 4 scenarios are not good. Prayers for her safe return and that she is in the good scenario: she is with other relatives who won’t tell Mom and Dad for some reason or another.
I hope you are right and she’ll just with someone willing to keep her safe. But if she IS with family members who are not telling her worried parents where she is...that doesn’t sit well with me at all :<(
Oh, one from around here recently came back after two years “missing.” She’d run off with a boyfriend.
1. Troubled kid leaving a good home.
2. Good kid leaving a troubled home.
3. Bad guy abducting kid.
Regardless of which applies here, my prayers are with her and her family.
That may be the case here. Not sure. Since the article says she’s not been in touch with anyone that is disturbing IMO. :( Hope she walks back into the door of her family home soon.
Roanoke is about an hour drive for me...but being S.W. Virginia is so remote in places...she could be in a town nearby and no one would recognize her at all! She could walk around the streets just like any local.
Yup. I did your item #1 @ 16. Had a GREAT dad and wacko mom...so decided I’d run off. Stupid of me. My dad knowing me as he did chose the smartest thing he could do which I’ll explain.
I called like 2 or 3 days later and told him I was safe and not to worry. He said...GOOD...you can stay there then.
Of course I IMMEDIATELY wanted to come straight home after hearing that, and basically did :) Never “ran away” again either and realized living with mom was not going to last forever. (unlike my poor dad had to do ;)
The detectives the people have spoken to say they have not been in contact with her, which raises more concern than was already there, [police spokeswoman Aisha Johnson] said.
Most teenagers who go missing go under their own power, and what unspecified "family members" say about them can be anything from completely true to totally made up.
I'll say a prayer for her. Even if her departure was completely voluntary, it's a rougher world out there than teenagers who feel put-upon at home realize.