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.


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