JUST IN: Girl, 17, missing
Thursday, June 10, 2010 8:02 PM EDT
Officials are investigating the disappearance of a North Fairfield teen last seen Sunday night at her grandmother's house in Norwalk.
Abbi Obermiller, 17, just finished her junior year at South Central High School in Greenwich. Her family says she is a straight-A student who dreams of becoming an oncologist.
She is tall and slender, about 5 feet 10 or 11 inches, with brown hair and blue eyes.
Anyone with information should contact the Norwalk Police Department at 419-663-6780.
Last edited by Cubby; 06-30-2010 at 12:47 PM.
Abbi is the youngest of seven children and very close to her family.
Abbi's family reported her missing at 5:54AM on Monday after she had spent the night at her grandmother's. A phone call was placed from her phone an hour prior to the report of her being missing. LE can place her at her grandmom's until about 1:00AM Monday morning.
Be safe Abbi.
By Caroline Darany
Published: June 15, 2010
Updated: June 15, 2010 - 2:36 PM
NORWALK, Ohio -- Authorities ask for your help to find a missing teenager whom police believe is in danger.
The Norwalk Police Department has issued a statewide, endangered missing child advisory for a 17-year-old girl.
By Annie Zelm
01:41 AM Jun 16 2010
The disappearance of a North Fairfield teen last seen June 6 has taken a troubling turn.
Norwalk police arrested the boyfriend of 17-year-old Abbi Obermiller this week and charged him with obstructing official business.
Police Chief Dave Light said when questioned, Robert J. "Bobby" Young, 20, denied having contact with her, but police have records of text messages between the two of them when she first disappeared.
By CARY ASHBY - Reflector Staff Writer | Friday June 18 2010, 11:30pm
NEW LONDON - Norwalk police used a search warrant early Thursday morning at the rural New London home of the boyfriend of a missing teenager.
Officers were at the 408 Exchange Road home of Robert J. "Bobby" Young, 20, about 4:30 a.m. "According to the report, he (Young) was there, asleep at the time," Capt. Mike Conney said.
By SCOTT SEITZ - Reflector Staff Writer | Monday June 21 2010, 4:34pm
The search continues for Abbi Obermiller, a 17-year-old North Fairfield girl who has been missing since June 7.
Norwalk police were hopeful early Sunday morning after they received what they thought was a tip from an anonymous female caller.
By CARY ASHBY and JOE CENTERS - Reflector Staff Writers | Tuesday June 22 2010, 3:09pm
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Abbi Obermiller's boyfriend said he has nothing to hide. He blames her parents for the 17-year-old North Fairfield girl's disappearance.
Her family members, however, contend the boyfriend is making unfounded accusations and say he is involved in her leaving home.
Much more at the link...
Elisa Amigo Fox 8 Reporter
9:41 PM EDT, June 25, 2010
NORWALK, Ohio -- The boyfriend of a missing Huron County teen has been arrested and charged with obstruction of justice.
June 7 was the last time anyone saw or heard from 17-year-old Abbi Obermiller. Abbi is a student at South Central High School in Greenwich. Her parents, Rose and Jim Obermiller live in North Fairfield. Her family says as soon as schoolyear ended, Abbi went to stay with her grandmother in Norwalk.
More than two weeks have passed since anyone has heard or seen Abbi. Abbi's mother Rose Obermiller said, "You want to go to bed at night, kiss her goodnight but she's not there."
Norwalk Police Sgt. Jim Fulton said, "She left a note behind. It was hidden in a notebook, it indicates she left willingly because of her family situation. There was problems with the boyfriend. The parents didn't like the boyfriend because he was older."
Abbi's boyfriend, 21-year-old Robert Young been charged with obstruction of justice.
"It's clear he [boyfriend] sent her text messages of when to leave the house and was aware of who was picking her up."
This isn't sounding good at all....
An honor student and aspiring oncologist, Abbi displayed uncharacteristic behavior in the run-up to her disappearance, according to her father, James Obermiller.
"It's not like her to do this," he told the Register. "Not calling ... I'm not understanding that. At least call and let us know she's safe."
Young recently backed out of a planned polygraph test, but allowed police to search the home he shares with his sister, Fox News reported.
full article at link:
Hmmm. I can see why he/his sister allowed LE to search their home. I doubt he harmed her in the home he shared with any family member. however his refusal to cooperate with LE- based on the obstruction charges in previously linked articles and his refusal to follow through with a planned polygraph test is telling.
I hope she is ok somewhere, but I don't have a good feeling about this. If he was that controlling he wouldn't just send her along her way and she would have contacted someone by now. Poor girl. Teenagers fall in love and aren't always best at recognizing the signs of DV.
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Seems that maybe he saw the writing on the wall....her parents were not going to give in and accept this relationship. He knows where she is....hopefully, alive.
In the fox article..."Investigators believe the girl left her grandmother's home willingly, citing a note found inside one of her notebooks that indicated problems with her family."
So there's conflicting accounts, I guess....whether or not family life was good. Does she have any history of depression or other mental illness? Just asking in case she got overwhelmed by something and needed a break. Obviously, you can't just "take a break" without telling anyone, but something is hinky with this case, IMO. I hope she's okay...
Does she turn 18 soon? Nevermind...November she'd turn 18. I was thinking maybe she left and her and the BF hoped she could hide out until her 18th birthday.
ETA: In NO way am I saying she's not endangered or that it's her fault, IN ANY WAY. I'm just trying to rack my brain for ideas.
Last edited by Truthful Lies; 06-28-2010 at 09:55 AM.
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I think the boyfriend knows where she is - they had this planned. I did the same thing when I was in high school - I wasn't gone this long but my bf and I planned it because my parents weren't going to let me see him anymore. I think she is alive and well and will come home.
This article mentions her parents think she is in Detroit or Toledo being held against her will by the BF's relatives. Not sure if it's against her will. Or maybe she wanted to run away with him, changed her mind - and now she is being held against her will?
Nothing new on HLN earlier, that we don't already know.
Boyfriend agreed and backed out of LD test.
Police think boyfriend knows more that he is saying and knows where Abbi is.
Rose and James are going to on Nancy Grace in a few.
Jim Fulton: Norwalk police.
Thinks Abbi left willingly. Thinks Bobby knows where Abbi is. He went to say more but Nancy cut him off. As usual.
# one in her class, straight A student, wants to study oncology, has a 20 year old BF, authorities believe she left willingly per NG
wanted to live with grandparents for more freedom
would still ask parents for permission to go out
grandmother woke up at 6 am to find her gone
parents looked immediately to find her
no contact with friends or family
watching NG to relay info
Bobby Y a person of interest
Last edited by Coldpizza; 06-28-2010 at 08:15 PM. Reason: sp
Boyfriend has no idea, was questioning text messages, he suppossedly texted her where to go that night, when to leave
BF wont take a poly
BF has diabetes so he thinks it will affect a poly, thats why he wont take it
Last edited by Coldpizza; 06-28-2010 at 08:22 PM. Reason: sp
if there even a suspect cant force someone to take a poly
le did an emergency request to get phone records and its pretty clear he new
he says Ill let you know when to leave
she says I'm scared
he says leave now
she says ok
he says meet me on Main St at 11 00 pm
The cop just read off those text messages and yeah that sounds to me like she has taken off. As far as her being scared she could have been scared of the dark and not wanting to walk alone to Main Street. I don't walk around town at night because I'd be afraid to as well.
bf said dont go to NY with her choir, per her parents
Didn't want her to be with friends, wanted her all for himself per her parents
just typing what I'm watching on NG everyone. so you don't think I'm a nutcase! Usually Panthera is here! Hey where are you?!
I really don't know who to believe in this case. When you are dealing with a teenager who whose parents don't like the guy you were with then in most cases they tend to act out on it. I mean of course her parents opinions are going to be negative about him because they don't like him. Her parents seem really strict and when you are dealing with something like that the teenager always does the opposite of what you don't want.
I just IDK I think this could be a case where she went against what her parents want.