Police On Missing Peconic GIrl: 'We Are Still Pursuing Investigative Leads'

Search of girl's Peconic neighborhood has ended, police said.

Southold Town police said Monday evening that they had "nothing new to report" in the ongoing search for a missing 16-year-old Peconic girl.

According to Southold Town Police Chief Martin Flatley, "Our physical search of her neighborhood has ended, but we are still pursuing other investigative leads along with her family. We will certainly notify all interested parties when there are any developments."

Many concerned residents have asked why police did not release a name or photo of the missing teen.

"We have not released a photo as of yet as we are still pursing investigative leads. The investigation is still relatively young," Flatley said Monday night.

On Monday morning, officers conducted a missing persons' search for a 16-year-old Peconic resident.

The call came in at approximately 10:45 a.m. Monday, Flatley said. Searches were conducted near the area where the teen resides, he added, including a flyover seach of the Peconic Bay.

"We're hoping we or family members can make contact with her so we know she's accounted for," Flatley said.

Jilian Deerkoski February 26, 2013 at 03:04 AM
I can't believe in this day and age that a release of a description and/or picture is so hard to get? Isn't anyone aware of the trafficking of young people? Aren't our youth important????
Jim February 26, 2013 at 04:39 AM
Must be alot more to the story if the police do not need the eyes of the public to help them. Hope the child is ok
Lisa Finn (Editor) February 26, 2013 at 05:19 AM
Praying for her safe return. Will update you all as details become available.
rena wilhelm February 26, 2013 at 08:58 AM
check her computer!
Sara February 26, 2013 at 11:14 AM
This is the most ridiculous investigation I have ever heard of. Is this a hoax ? How many days must go by ? I urge the family to set aside whatever differences that are keeping her description confidential and release it! What is it going to take?! Do you really want to find this child?!!!
Barb Harkins February 26, 2013 at 11:24 AM
Does anyone remember AMBER ALERT if no one knows who she is how would we know if we saw her??????
Bill February 26, 2013 at 12:19 PM
The photo is obviously being withheld for a reason people. Let the professional do there jobs.
Jonathan February 26, 2013 at 12:34 PM
Probably a runaway. She may run further if she name and picture are published.
Stan Uproar lll February 26, 2013 at 12:42 PM
How come there is not a state wide alert for this child? When a child is missing anyplace else that all you hear about on the news like jim says must be alot more to the story.
Jim February 26, 2013 at 01:38 PM
Almost 24 hours later and no update from the police. Sure glad it is not my daughter out there. If there was nothing to it, it should not have been published. If there is something to it, (abduction or whatever) we have a right to know. I have children too and it would be nice to know, there is nothing to worry about here.
BJP February 26, 2013 at 02:48 PM
can anyone post something on Facebook to get the ball roling as to who it is?
Lisa Finn (Editor) February 26, 2013 at 06:51 PM
Out of respect for the family, we will not publish the name of the missing girl until police release her name or her family give permission.
Bill February 27, 2013 at 02:09 AM
So many Ignorant self serving comments as usual. Get out from under the rock you live under and understand that the police have reasons for their methods.
Jim February 27, 2013 at 11:16 AM
Thanks for your insight Bill. How they doing so far? 48 hours later.
Bob Wilkson February 27, 2013 at 07:50 PM
Southold has a Fire Department with 200 members, a water rescue team with two boats, a dive time, and countless other resources and Southold Police decide not to contact them for help. This is a Joke!!!
concerned citizen February 28, 2013 at 03:03 AM
Well said Bob, there is also a volunteer search and rescue team on the Island that does just this exact job all over the state and else where, and no contact.
kareninflorida March 03, 2013 at 02:10 AM
I connected to this page from the link on the Facebook page her family & friends created. Not sure why no further info was released in this article, as her name & pic are available in this other North Fork Patch article from the same date: http://northfork.patch.com/articles/friends-loved-ones-create-facebook-page-for-missing-peconic-teen Otherwise, all one has to do is perform a Google search for "Peconic girl suicide" to find the Facebook page. Praying for her safe return to her loved ones.
Mike brown March 04, 2013 at 12:57 AM
Your a cop get of the computer and go look for her.


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