A missing teen in Pennsylvania has prompted a more aggressive search for 17-year-old Olivia Miller. State College Police are seeking the public’s help in finding the girl who went missing after telling friends that she was going to a concert on August 11.
WPXI 11 News reports that Miller went missing from her home on North Atherton Street last Thursday. Authorities say she was last seen on a Mega Bus on that street last Wednesday. The girl’s family informed police that she was on her way to attend a Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg concert in Burgettstown.
“She was with a group of friends. Her friends went into the concert. When they came out, she was gone,” said Brook Sechrist, Olivia Miller’s cousin.
Sechrist said Miller is normally quite active on social media but that she suddenly disappeared off Facebook.
“Absolutely nothing since she left to go to that concert. There’s not been anything,” Sechrist said.
Miller also goes by the name, Liv Trimer. She’s described as being approximately five-foot-five and weighing 130 pounds. She has brown eyes, brown hair with pink highlights, and a tattoo on the right side of her neck.
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It’s believed that Olivia Miller might be accompanied by an adult male, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Sechrist thinks that the man could be Miller’s boyfriend.
“We’re hoping that it’s not any type of foul play,” Sechrist said.
State College Police Lt. Keith Robb told Centre Daily Times that authorities don’t have much reason to believe Miller is being held against her will, but due to her age, they have to investigate her disappearance closer. Robb further explained that no Amber Alert was issued because there were no signs of an abduction.
Robb says at this point the case won’t be turned over to another agency.
“Hopefully someone spots her,” Robb said. “Local media (in Pittsburgh) has put out alerts around the city, so we hope someone sees her and turns her in.”
It’s not disclosed in any reports what police know from Miller’s friends or if they’ve even been interviewed by authorities. Officers routinely contact family and friends of missing persons to narrow down their possible whereabouts. Police don’t believe Miller was abducted and have reason to suspect she’s with an adult male, as her cousin noted. In that respect, they have hope the outcome will be a positive one.
Anyone with information on the missing Olivia Miller case is asked to contact the State College Police Department by calling 814-234-7150, emailing email@example.com, or submitting an anonymous tip through the department’s website.
In the meantime, another teen is missing in Cameron, North Carolina. 15-year-old Anthony Gavin Bratton was last seen at 68 Germantown Road, according to the North Carolina Center for Missing Persons. WRAL reports that a Silver Alert was issued by law enforcement on Thursday for the Harnett County teen, who’s considered missing endangered. The boy is said to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.
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Bratton is described as being five-foot-nine, weighing 140 pounds, and having hazel-colored eyes with short, brown hair. He was last seen wearing a gray T-shirt, jeans, denim Vans shoes, and glasses.
A Silver Alert is typically issued for senior citizens who suffer from Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other mental problems.
Anyone with information regarding Bratton’s disappearance is asked to call J.D. Lee with the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office at 910-893-9111.
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