Par­ents look­ing for miss­ing daugh­ter

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - THE MERCURY - By Eric Devlin ede­vlin@21st-cen­tu­ry­media. com @Eric_Devlin on Twit­ter

It’s been more than two weeks since Tim and Wendy Mur­phy last saw their daugh­ter Amanda. Af­ter her empty car was found in an area park early Mon­day morn­ing, the wor­ried par­ents have started ask­ing for the pub­lic’s help in try­ing to find her.

The 25-year-old’s late model brown Ford Taurus was found by North Coven­try Po­lice in a park­ing lot next to a pond in Ke­nil­worth Park at about 3 a.m.

Mon­day, Tim Mur­phy said. The win­dows were re­port­edly down, there was gas in the tank and her per­sonal ef­fects, in­clud­ing a cell phone, were in­side. Po­lice did not re­port­edly search the area but did tell Amanda’s fa­ther to file a miss­ing per­son’s re­port to start an of­fi­cial in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

North Coven­try Po­lice did not re­spond to calls for com­ment by press time.

Amanda, a sin­gle mother to a 6-year-old son, who is in the cus­tody of his fa­ther, has been bat­tling a heroin ad­dic­tion for the last four years, Tim said. She’s checked in and out of eight dif­fer­ent re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion clin­ics. Most re­cently, she left a clinic against the med­i­cal ad­vice of the staff and quit her methadone treat­ments cold turkey.

The Mur­phy fam­ily moved to Pottstown from Con­shohocken in 2000. Amanda grad­u­ated Potts­grove High School in 2009. She then at­tended school at the Metro Beauty Academy in Al­len­town be­fore drop­ping out af­ter about a year.

Amanda last saw her par­ents two weeks ago and had been in con­tact with them as re­cently as last week, Tim said. Her pa­role of­fi­cer came to her par­ent’s home Wednes­day to say their daugh­ter had taken off again and if she didn’t check in by

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