Search Underway for Missing ‘Possibly Endangered’ Idaho Teen: Police

October 22, 2019 Updated: October 22, 2019

A search is underway for a 15-year-old Idaho girl who disappeared last week after she told her mother she was meeting a friend, according to reports.

Lacey L. Jeffries was last seen on Oct. 17 in St. Maries, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office said. She had just been at church with her mother and told her she was going to see a friend named Brad, who has since been identified as a 20-year-old man named Bradley D. Walters of St. Maries.

The teen hasn’t been seen since, but the pair allegedly made their way to Worley, Idaho, on Oct. 19, where they are believed to have taken a CityLink bus to Coeur d’Alene.

The sheriff’s office said they also received a “reliable tip” that the pair took a taxi to Union Gospel Mission on East Illinois Street in Spokane. However, they both have not checked in, reported KXLY.

The 15-year-old girl has been described by police as “missing, possibly endangered.” She has been classified as a missing/runway with the National Crime Information Center.

Walters is currently being investigated by St. Maries police for potential charges for his involvement, reported KREM 2.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Jeffries or Walters, or individuals who have been in touch with them since Oct. 17, are urged to contact the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office on (208) 446-1300, or contact local authorities immediately.

Chicago Girls, 14 and 12, Missing

Chicago police are appealing for the public’s help to locate a 14-year-old girl who has been missing since Oct. 19.

Lizette Mata, 14, went missing from the 2500 block of South Whipple Street, police said, reported WGN-TV. She reportedly often visits the area of 22nd and Spaulding.

The teen is 5 feet 2 inches, 100 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes, police said. She was last seen dressed in maroon pants, a gray hoodie, and white shoes.

Authorities have also appealed for information linked to the whereabouts of a 12-year-old girl, who was last seen on Oct. 20.

Alexandra Tanguma was reported missing from Brighton Park on the Southwest Side, and was last seen near the area of 26th Street and Albany Avenue in Little Village wearing a pink sweater, dark jeans, and black Nike shoes, according to police.

Authorities have urged anyone with information on their whereabouts to call 911 or contact Area Central Detectives at 312-747-8380.