Jackson County Seeks Help Finding Teenage Girl

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

The Jackson County Sheriff's office is asking for help in finding a teenager who ran off from her mother's car Tuesday night.

The Sheriff's office says the mother was taking the 13-year old from Valley Falls to her father's home in Hiawatha around 7:30 pm Tuesday. When they pulled up to a stop sign at K-9 and Hwy. 75, the girl jumped out of the car and ran off. She was last seen headed southeast.

Authorities spent Tuesday night searching from vehicles and by helicopter, but they hadn't found her. They say they are concerned for her safety because she is unfamiliar with the area and does not have a cell phone.

The girl is described as 5'6", 130 pounds with brown, curly hair. She was wearing a white t-shirt and tannish-brown colored shorts. Anyone who sees her should contact the Jackson County Sheriff's office, 785-364-2251.

Authorities are not yet releasing the girl's name.

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