Teen Missing From University Christian POSTED: Thursday, February 11, 2010 UPDATED: 9:46 am EST February 11, 2010 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The search is on for a 17-year-old girl was last seen about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday on the campus at University Christian School. The school released a statement Thursday morning saying the upperclassman was reported missing after finishing classes for the day and leaving campus. School officials said the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office was notified and a search and investigation was launched. "Our thoughts and prayers are with this student and their family and we are praying for a safe return," said a school statement. more here http://www.news4jax.com/news/22531563/detail.html Jacksonville police 'strongly think' cases of missing girl, body found are connected University Christian student went missing Wednesday afternoon; sheriff waiting on medical examiner's report Jacksonville police believe but cannot confirm that the case of a missing University Christian student and the discovery of a body several miles away are connected. Lt. Larry Schmitt of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said late this morning that police will be unable to say that the cases are linked until the medical examiner submits a report on the body, which was found Wednesday night near the 7600 block of Powers Avenue. "We strongly think that the two cases are connected," Schmitt said. School pastor and superintendant Frank Ciresi said earlier this morning school officials are hoping for the safe return of a missing student who has been identified as 17-year-old Makia Coney. Ciresi said parents at the K-12 private school on University Boulevard near Interstate 95 should be confident their children will be safe. He said school is open and a school officials are prepared to answer calls from concerned parents. "We are hoping for the safe return of our student who is missing as we speak. We don't have any further information," Ciresi said. "We would like to let our parents know that the security at University Christian school was not breached and you can feel safe about sending your children to school." A news release put out by the school at 8:20 a.m. stated the missing student is a high school upperclassman who went missing after finishing the school day and leaving campus. The press release did not identify the student further. Police said the student was reported missing to police about 6 p.m. A bicyclist reported finding a body shortly after 6 p.m. while riding near Baker Skinner Park on Powers Avenue, about three miles from the school. In a late-night press conference, police said foul play was suspected as there were obvious signs of trauma to the body, but gave no other details. Schmitt said the student attended school and disappeared after leaving when school had ended. more here http://jacksonville.com/community/s...e_strongly_think_cases_of_missing_girl_body_f how frightening!! Prayers for Makia & the family of the person found.