Mackenzie Marken- Wisconsin- 2015 Mar 18, 2016 19:28:09 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Mar 18, 2016 19:28:09 GMT -5
(Above photo credits: National Center For Missing And Exploited Children (NCMEC)'s Missingkids.com website)
Missing Child Profile as of March 18th, 2016: (based on missingkids.com profile, news articles)
Missing Since: Oct 11, 2015
Missing From: Schofield, WI
DOB: Apr 18, 2001
Age Now: 14
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Weight: 150 lbs
TIPS: Anyone having information should contact 1-800-THE-LOST, Everest Metro Police Department (Wisconsin) 1-715-261-1200 or Marathon County (Wisconsin) Crime Stoppers at 1-877-409-8777
UPDATE: As of August 18th, 2021 anyone with information on Mackenzie's case can also call or text "In Pursuit" on the Investigation Discovery channel at 833-378-7783 and/or submit a tip at the show's website: www.InPursuitTips.com
WAUSAU (WAOW) - Investigators are increasingly worried about a 14-year old girl missing from Weston since Oct. 11.
Initially, detectives believed Mackenzie Marken had run away from home and someone was helping her hide.
In the days after she vanished, police received tips that Marken was seen at a park and near Mosinee High School, where she is enrolled as a freshman.
It has now been three months since family or friends have heard from her.
"We are concerned and due to the length of time she has been gone, there is the possibility she could be the victim of human trafficking. Often times runaways, often times teens who have vanished, can fall prey to that kind of crime," said Deputy Matt Anderson of the Marathon County Sheriff's Department.
Police have followed up leads in Wisconsin and traveled to Minnesota in search of Marken but have come up with nothing so far, Anderson said this week.
"We hope that by refreshing people's memories, it may generate more tips. We want to have some answers about where she is," Anderson said.
To leave confidential tips, you can call the toll-free Marathon County Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-877-409-8777.
You can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward which should be claimed within three months.
Thoughts? I think it's got to be pretty frustrating for Mackenzie's friends and family. They probably thought "oh, she ran away, she'll be back in a few days." Then days turned into weeks which turned into months. Time is of the essence here if Mackenzie is being trafficked. I hope she isn't, but it is unfortunately a sobering possibility.
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