Missing Since Monday August 6th, 2012
A mother from Independence, Mo., has been frantically searching for her daughter for a week. Fourteen-year-oldElizabeth Biggs is believed to be an endangered runaway from the Kansas City area. Her mother, Carmen Foster, believes Elizabeth may be in Springfield due to a friend the teenager knows in the city, according to the Springfield News-Leader.
What does Elizabeth look like?
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is handling the case. The organization’s information statesElizabeth is white , 5 feet, 4 inches tall, weighs 190 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Foster told the News-Leader her daughter may have dyed her hair blonde. The teenager also has scars on her left forearm and a scar on her left eyebrow. Two pictures show Elizabeth with her hair down to her shoulder and up in a barrette.
SomeoneIsMissing.com posted a printable page of Elizabeth as well. That website’s description also states the girl has a scar on the front part of her left thigh and a faint scar on her stomach. Her date of birth is Dec. 26, 1997.
How long has the teenager been missing?
Elizabeth was last seen Monday, Aug. 6. Her mother and stepfather put up missing posters near her home in Independence and all over Springfield. Authorities in both places have been alerted to the endangered runaway. How Elizabeth got to Springfield has not been made public at this time. The two cities are roughly 170 miles apart — Independence is just east of Kansas City.
Who would Elizabeth find in Springfield?
The missing poster states the girl may be with another juvenile female. Foster said Elizabeth called her father and told him she has a place to stay and is with friends. The Springfield Police Department has received a few calls from people who claim to have seen the runaway.
What can people do if they see Elizabeth?
If someone sees Elizabeth or has information as to her whereabouts,, they are instructed to call the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST) or the Independence Police Department at 816-325-7300. Authorities in Springfield include the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810 and the Greene County Sheriff at 417-868-4040. The emergency number is 911.
The Missouri Highway Patrol is also investigating the missing persons report. The number to reach the state agency’s Missing Persons Unit is 573-526-6178 or 1-800-877-3452.
What other information may be useful to locate Elizabeth?
The family posted information to KMBC’s website shortly after her disappearance. They say she was last seen in the area of Interstate 70 and Sterling in Independence. At the time, she may have also been in the company of older males. KMBC shows alternate photos of Elizabeth.
Anyone who may have seen Elizabeth is asked to call the National Center for Missing &
Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678 or the Independence Police Department at