Was Brooke Bridges Kidnapped? FBI Joins Search For Missing Teen

What happened to Brooke Bridges? Authroties in Brewton, Alabama, are looking for the 16-year-old girl, who reportedly vanished over five days ago. WKRG News reports that the FBI has now joined the search for the missing teen, indicating that her disappearance has possibly piqued suspicion.

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children shares the missing 16-year-old Alabama girl may be in need of medical attention. However, no news reports have clarified what kind of medical condition may be suffered by the girl. What is known about her disappearance is that she was last seen at around 11 p.m. on Sunday night.

She was reportedly last seen at her home in Brewton, Alabama, which is the area where searches have been mostly focused over the past four days. Her loved ones say that they discovered the front door of their home open at around 4:30 a.m., the following morning. Over the course of the search, authorities have requested that the family not speak publicly about the case or about Brooke. They are also being asked to refrain from participating in search efforts.

The Brewton, Alabama Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Brooke Lee Bridges. Brooke Lee…

Posted by WTVY-TV on Tuesday, February 9, 2016

WBRC News reports that the search for Brooke Bridges has expanded beyond Alabama state boarders. Multiple agencies are also involved, included the Florida Department of Corrections. What’s most curious about the agencies involved is the fact that the FBI’s Child Abduction Response Deployment Team has joined the search. The Quantico-based special unit is often dedicated to the search for abducted/kidnapped persons. Does this mean that Brooke Bridges has been kidnapped?

Lisa Bridges, the missing teen’s mom, has revealed that she believes her daughter was kidnapped. The Huffington Post reported on Friday that she believes 16-year-old Brooke answered the door to the wrong person at the wrong time after she was last seen in their Alabama home.

“I think she must have opened the door to someone and they snatched her.”

Authorities in Alabama at first believed that Brooke Bridges may have been a runaway teen. However, they are realizing that there are elements to this case which are leading them to believe otherwise. At this point, they simply do not know what happened to the 16-year-old missing teen. Her mother does not believe that she would have voluntarily left in this manner.

“Would Brooke have run away? Absolutely not. That would be absurd. Any behavior like this is so out of character for her.”

While authorities in Alabama, along with the FBI, continue looking for the missing girl, social media has latched on to this case with great interest. Photos of Brooke are being shared across the country as news of this suspicious disappearance goes viral.

16-year-old Brooke Bridges was last seen Sunday night. Her family woke up Monday morning to the front door wide open with Brooke nowhere to be found.

Posted by WKRG on Wednesday, February 10, 2016

If you know anything about the disappearance of Brooke Bridges, or if you think you may have seen something of use to authorities, please do not hesitate to call 911. You can also call the Brewton Police Department at (251) 867- 3212. Any information could prove useful in locating this missing teen, or otherwise finding out the circumstances of her suspicious disappearance.

[Photo via Brewton Police]