Kenyon Police Chief Writes Public Letter To Missing Teen
Audrey Lukes, 15, left her home in Montgomery last month and has not come back since.
Kenyon Police Chief Lee Sjolander did his usual thing about posting the missing person notice, but also posted a note to the teen on the Kenyon Police Facebook page.
Here is what he had to say.
You don't know me, but my name is Lee and I'm a police officer here in Kenyon. Officer Amy and I were told you could be in our town, so we've been looking for you because you're 15, you've been gone from home for a month and even though I don't know you, I'm worried about you.
"I don't know your past and it doesn't matter to me. What matters is your safety and if you are running from something, it's not going away."
"I'm a dad, so I worry about kids. I've got three and they are all older than you, they aren't perfect, nor am I, nor are you, and that's ok. We tell people around here that we can do a lot with a good heart, and a willingness to change, if this sounds like you, please call our office at 507-789-5214, or stop in. We are located at 709 2nd St. here in Kenyon.
We hope you're well and you go home on your own today, but we are here if you need anything. Officer Amy is working all night, she's way cooler than me, and she would love to help.
So that's it, just a note from a old guy who's a dad first, and a cop second."
Audrey has brown eyes, is 5-foot-9 with red or auburn hair and weighs about 160 pounds.