May 27, 2018
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Missing student calls home

Contributed | BDN
Contributed | BDN
By Bill Trotter, BDN Staff

CALAIS — A Washington County Community College student who was reported missing Friday has contacted her family by phone and told them she is OK, according to local police.

Fawn Clark, 19, was expected to ride home from the school to East Machias for the weekend with her parents, but when her parents arrived Friday at the school, she was not there, police have said. She had last been seen on the campus around 11 a.m. Thursday getting into a car driven by an unknown male.

Officer William White of the Calais Police Department e-mailed the Bangor Daily News Saturday morning to say that Clark contacted her family by phone around 9 p.m. Friday and told them she was OK. She indicated that she expected to arrive at her parents’ East Machias home sometime Saturday, Jan. 22, according to White.

“We have not been told where she is or why she has chosen to do this, but we are relieved that she has made contact,” White wrote in the e-mail.

White said late Saturday morning that he had not heard anything more about Clark’s situation. He said he tried to call Clark’s parents Saturday morning, but there was no answer at their house.

White said the matter seems to be resolved.

White said he has not received any information about why Clark may have left the school without telling her parents where she was going.

Clark had packed an overnight bag of clothes before she disappeared, but after her parents began looking for her, she did not answer her cell phone, according to White.

White said Clark’s roommates did not recognize the male operator of the car she got into Thursday.

BDN reporter Sharon Kiley Mack contributed to this story.

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