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    IL - JaTe'a Lelja Frank, 13, Camp Wartburg, Waterloo, June 2015

    Authorities searching for missing 13-year-old girl near Waterloo, IL
    Multiple fire and police departments are searching for a missing Mt. Vernon 13-year-old girl. She showed up unexpectedly at a faith-based summer program called, Camp Wartburg.

    http://fox2now.com/2015/06/29/author...r-waterloo-il/
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    This doesn't make any sense to me.

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    😨😰😲so she showed up. Then left? So we are sure she is missing? Just a bit confused😕

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    "Police are searching for a missing girl who unexpectedly showed up." Ummmmm, all righty then.

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    Turned up unexpectedly? What does that mean? Maybe she just went home after having a day at camp?

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    Another article. No new info that I could see.

    http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article25796209.html

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    The Monroe County Independent fb page has her name and pic. I'm on my phone and can't figure out how to post the link.

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    http://www.lcfs.org/page.aspx?pid=1133
    Camp Wartburg is a retreat center and camp facility that invites youth, adults, and families of all backgrounds to encounter God’s creation through activities devoted to the body, mind, and spirit. Camp Wartburg is an appealingly low-key and safe place - a welcoming natural setting for new and unique adventures and moments of prayerful reflection. Visitors can take part in a variety of summer camps, four-season outdoor education events for organized groups and schools, and year-round facility rentals for one-day and overnight retreats, family reunions and other events.
    Camp Wartburg is owned and operated by Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois, a statewide social service agency serving children and families through children's, youth residential, clinical and community services. Since 1963, Camp Wartburg has served St. Louis and southwest Illinois.
    http://www.wsmv.com/story/29435840/c...-monroe-county
    The missing girl is not camper but had been one in the past and is familiar with the area. Polanski told News 4 the girl was dropped off at the campgrounds by a taxi around 11:00 a.m. and walked into some nearby woods. Polanski said the girl lives more than one hour away from the campgrounds. A St. Louis County Police helicopter is being used in the search.



    Multiple fire and police departments are searching for a missing Mt. Vernon 13-year-old girl.
    http://fox2now.com/2015/06/29/author...r-waterloo-il/

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitsirk View Post
    The Monroe County Independent fb page has her name and pic. I'm on my phone and can't figure out how to post the link.

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    Here you go:

    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.p...22829151099703

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    So, I'm not a taxi driver or anything, but wouldn't your average taxi driver find it odd to have a 13 year old girl taking a taxi by herself (especially if it was from home an hour away), then just wandering off into the woods? I think I'd at least make sure she got into the camp okay. Although I can't quite tell who reported her missing either, so maybe it was the taxi driver? What an odd story.


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    Found more info in this story: http://monroecountynews.net/search-c...-missing-girl/

    The child is described as 5-ft, 4-inches tall and weighing approximately 150-160 pounds. The girl was wearing blue jeans, and a green/yellow plaid shirt with a bow.

    Her name is JaTe'a Lelja Frank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikb View Post
    Found more info in this story: http://monroecountynews.net/search-c...-missing-girl/

    The child is described as 5-ft, 4-inches tall and weighing approximately 150-160 pounds. The girl was wearing blue jeans, and a green/yellow plaid shirt with a bow.

    Her name is JaTe'a Lelja Frank.
    http://www.republictimes.net/police-...camp-wartburg/
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    transported by taxi from her Mt. Vernon home to the camp without her parents’ knowledge. The taxi driver told police the girl had three bags with her and “was not acting normal” during the drive. She was dropped off about 11 a.m. near the maintenance shed of the camp — located across the street from the main camp office — but never reported to the office.It is believed that the missing teen ran away from the camp immediately after drop off, officials said, leaving some bags behind.

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    OK, I don't post much, but where is this child's parents? Who paid for her taxi fare? An hour's drive for a taxi was surely more money than a 13-year old would have, I would think.

    ETA: Just saw GigTu's post which addressed one of my questions.
    Last edited by Alice253; 06-29-2015 at 09:44 PM. Reason: Just saw post by GigTu

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alice253 View Post
    OK, I don't post much, but where is this child's parents? Who paid for her taxi fare? An hour's drive for a taxi was surely more money than a 13-year old would have, I would think.

    ETA: Just saw GigTu's post which addressed one of my questions.
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    So a 13 year old takes a taxi with 3 bags to a camp. Then never goes in the camp office.
    So she paid an hrs fare. And then took off.
    Was she at home? Didn't the parents miss her? Did someone noticed she was missing? There just have to be more to this story.

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