Found Safe MN - Ava Whitfield, 10, driving a car, Fridley, 30 Mar 2021

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  1. GuyfromCanada

    GuyfromCanada Well-Known Member

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    MISSING PERSON ALERT: The Fridley Police Dept. is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing child. Ava Whitfield, 10, is 5’4”, 110 lbs., with black hair, brown eyes and black glasses.

    She was last seen wearing a red tye-dyed hoodie, black leggings and black Nike tennis shoes. Whitfield took a vehicle from her residence Tuesday morning and may be driving around the Twin Cities metro area.

    The vehicle is a black, 2018 Chevrolet Equinox with Minnesota license plate BAU358. Her last known location was in the Eden Prairie area. Call 911 with any information on Whitfield’s whereabouts.

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    Fridley Girl, 10, Missing And Believed To Be Driving Car Taken From Home
     


  2. GuyfromCanada

    GuyfromCanada Well-Known Member

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    How much gas did the vehicle have? It's now 5:05 PM in Fridley and Ava has been missing since this morning. Hopefully she will be located safe very soon.
     
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    hopefully she parked it ( or whatever a 10yr old would do) and is on foot somewhere. IMO
     
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  5. swanniee11

    swanniee11 Well-Known Member

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    Other then looking at malls, friends, parks. There seems to be the Mississippi River near Fridley MN also there's a park, and a lake near the H.S. IMO. I hate to even go there.
     
  6. modesty blaise

    modesty blaise Well-Known Member

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    Goodness gracious!
     
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    swanniee11 Well-Known Member

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    PeriwinkleE Well-Known Member

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    How did she learn to drive? She can park adequately? Holy moly! I have a 10 year old and don’t think they’d make it far driving a car without getting scared and jumping out.
     
  9. carbuff

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    Some kids can't and others can. I wouldn't have been able to but my brother certainly would (and might have done something like this if he thought he could get away with it :p )
     
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  10. Shamrock1

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    Is she a farm kid - ie used to driving? There’s a photo in the above article - I can’t tell if she parked near gas pumps? Looks like she’s exiting the store with a purchase - did she take credit card too? Wow! I’m really hoping this is a kid used to operating a car for her own safety (lights, wipers, etc). 10!
     
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  11. modesty blaise

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    She is a big kid folks might not recognize she is a young child at first glance.
     
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    Is she parked at gas pumps in one of these pics ? Hmmmm - is someone else helping her with this ? JMOO

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  13. Wild Rose

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    Good lord.
     
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    wow I really hope they find her before she crashes and hurts someone
     
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    I agree, she does look like a bigger 10yr old and slick, covering her head etc. What time did she actually take the car? Spotted at 5am then at 7am. She seems to be on a mission of some sort. I've tried mapping and from what I can tell, she's all over the place.
     
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    Someone asked about her being a farm kid. Based on G-Maps, Fridley doesn't look like a farming type of town. JMOO However, we have no idea where else she may have lived.

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    Agreed - travel both north and south of Fridley. I think that may have sparked my thought of someone maybe "giving directions." Pure speculation on my part for now.

    We don't even know if she has a phone with her afaik. It's possible she knows people in both Ramsey and Eden Prairie. JMOO

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  18. Shamrock1

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    That’s all true. After I posted, I remembered that it’s not just farm kids. My suburban siblings could all drive rather well by 12 or so because of their go-kart hobbies. Those skills transferred to real cars on summer trips to very rural relatives. I guess how she learned may not be relevant to where she’s going. MOO.
     
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  19. kccorona

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    From the Fridley PD press release it sounds like she left before her mama woke up and took credit cards from her purse.

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1305499753184980&id=439182639816700
     
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    Those movements sound like she's looking for somebody or something, or maybe a place.
     
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