Police locate missing teens
Found unharmed less than a day later
— A county teenager who went missing Wednesday night was found unharmed less than a day later, police officials reported.
Madelyn Rose Patrick, 14, went missing from the Port Deposit area at about 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday but was found unharmed at about 7:45 p.m. on Thursday, a few hours after the sheriff’s department asked for the public’s help in locating her, said Cpl. Michael Kalinsky with the Cecil County Sheriff’s Office.
“We got tips very quickly,” Kalinsky said. “She’s on her way back to her mom right now.”
Sheriff’s department officials had previously said that they didn’t believe Patrick was in any danger but that she may have been in the Wilmington, Del., area and that they were working with the Wilmington Police
Department to locate her. On Thursday night, Kalinsky said he could not confirm where she had been found, only that she was “safe and sound” and no foul play was involved.
Patrick previously served as MSFA Jr. Miss Fire Prevention for the North East
Region for 2014-2015 and her mother and brother are members of the Singerly Fire Company. Tim Poore, Singerly chief, said earlier on Thursday night that fire company members were helping the family search for the missing girl.
Patrick is the third county teenager to go missing in the last two days, only to be found unharmed less than a day later.
On Wednesday afternoon,
the Maryland State Police North East barracks reported that they were searching for Kaitlin Alexis Leister, 15, and Jaden Casey Lawton, 16, both of Cecil County. The two were believed to be together and possibly traveling to the North Caroline area.
On Thursday, MSP officials said the two were found on Wednesday night unharmed and are now back with their families.