The Ottumwa Courier

Southeast Iowa

September 17, 2013

Police searching for missing Knoxville teen

Knoxville — Morgan Janeice Harrison, 15, of Knoxville, has been missing since yesterday. Police and her family are seeking assistance to find her. 

Harrison, since this picture was taken, has dyed her hair "fire engine red." Her eyes are hazel, she stands five feet, two inches tall and weighs 124 pounds. 

Knoxville Police Chief Dan Losada says the girl has not been seen since 12:30 Monday morning. Police were called between 9-10 a.m. Monday, and they have no reason to believe she was abducted. 

Her mother, Jennifer Harrison, says her daughter is a good girl has never run away or been in trouble. The police do not have much to go on. Family members searched all day yesterday for the missing girl. 

Police have sent out a statewide teletype to inform other agencies about the girl's disappearance. Losada said his officers have been following the department's missing person protocol.

"We check any place her parents think she may have gone," Losada said. "(We) check school, friends, favorite hangouts, etc.  A statewide teletype is sent out with her information to all law enforcement agencies in the state.  Child is entered in National database so any law enforcement agency that runs her name will know she is a runaway." 

Jennifer Harrison added that her daughter is very social and that her brothers miss her.

"We just want her home," Jennifer Harrison said. 

If you have seen Morgan Janeice Harrison or have information regarding her whereabouts, please call the Knoxville Police Department at 641-828-0541. 

"Please help us find our daughter," the family wrote on a flyer circulating around town. "She is missed and loved." 

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