Thursday, June 30, 2011

No Recent Developments In Search For Teen

UPDATE (June 28, 1 p.m.)—Nineteen days since 16-year-old Kirsten Ratliff was reported missing, police are continuing their search for the Perry Hall teenager.

For instant updates, follow Perry Hall Patch onFacebook and Twitter.

"There is no indication that she's in any danger," said Det. Cathy Batton, a Baltimore County police spokeswoman. "But we still need to find her."

Ratliff ran away from her Perry Hall home shortly before 8 p.m., on June 9 after a disagreement with her father about "inappropriate text messages," police spokesman Lt. Robert McCullough said.

She was reportedly seen the following weekend at a party in Ocean City, although local police were unable to find her, McCullough said.

When Patch first reported her disappearance June 23, police believed she may be in the Dundalk area, where her mother lives.

"That is no longer the case," Batton said, adding that there have been no recent developments in the search for Ratliff.

The Baltimore chapter of the Guardian Angels has distributed missing person fliers in Perry Hall, Dundalk and Ocean City. A Facebook page, with 183 followers as of Tuesday afternoon, has also been set up to collect tips on her whereabouts.

Anyone with information about Ratliff is encouraged to call Baltimore County police at 410-307-2020.



Anonymous said...

Ummm does anyone notice it took 14 days before she was reported missing?! That's kind of a red flag right there.

Anonymous said...

I don't think it was 14 days. I think they thought she had gone to Ocean City with friends. That week would have but it just as the school year ended maybe and when many school kids flock to the beach.