ELLSWORTH, Maine — A girl reported missing from Sorrento still has not been found, a state official said Tuesday, but police are examining her laptop to see if they can find clues about where she may have gone.
But a 17-year-old Bar Harbor girl who was missing from her home for a week has been found and returned to her parents, police said Tuesday.
The Bar Harbor girl, Amethyst Geiger, 17, had been missing since Oct. 24, according to local police.
Bar Harbor Police Sgt. Shaun Farrar said Tuesday that police and Geiger’s parents tracked her down to a house on Ohio Street in Bangor. The girl was staying with a 20-year-old man who lived with his parents but was hiding Geiger from them, Farrar said.
Geiger’s parents went to Bangor and were waiting outside the house in their vehicle when police contacted the 20-year-old man’s mother early Tuesday morning, Farrar said. When she found out her son was hiding Geiger in her house, he said, she gave her son a lecture and kicked Geiger out of the house. Geiger’s parents, waiting outside, picked her up and drove her back home to Bar Harbor, Farrar said.
The missing Sorrento girl, Hanna Snider, 14, has not been located since she disappeared from her home sometime late Saturday night or early Sunday morning, according to Maine Department of Public Safety Spokesman Stephen McCausland. He said police suspect Snider may have left home with a man she met online on the Internet dating site myyearbook.com.
McCausland said Tuesday that the Maine State Police computer crimes unit plans to obtain Snider’s school-issued laptop from Sumner Memorial High School and to examine it for possible leads. He said he believes Snider is a freshman at the high school in Sullivan.
Information about Snider’s disappearance will be forwarded to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children so it will be available to law enforcement agencies nationwide, according to McCausland.
McCausland said police are looking into the possibility that Snider has left Maine with the man.
“With the Internet, one never knows,” he said.
According to McCausland, Snider’s parents realized she was missing when they could not find her Sunday morning. She sent them a text message on Sunday to tell them she was OK and would be home later. Since then, she has not been heard from and there have been no confirmed sightings, he said Tuesday.
Snider is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing approximately 170 pounds. She has brown eyes and dirty blond hair with a touch of red.
Information posted by the Ellsworth Police Department on its Facebook page indicates that Snider last was seen wearing jeans and a winter jacket with a furry hood.
Anyone with information about where Snider might be is asked to call Maine State Police at 866-2122.