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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.

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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