Search continues for missing Glenburn teenager

Posted May 17, 2013, at 9:31 a.m.
Last modified May 17, 2013, at 8:52 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Multiple law enforcement agencies continue to search for a Glenburn teenage girl and are hoping multiple leads will aid the process.

Penobscot County Sheriff Glenn Ross said Friday morning police are still hard at work looking for 15-year-old Nichole Cable, who has been missing from her Route 221 home since Sunday evening.

A 4 p.m. press conference has been scheduled for Friday to update the media on the search for Cable.

State police, Maine Warden Service officials and numerous other law enforcement agencies will continue to work on the case throughout the day while game wardens will continue to search the Glenburn area, according to Ross.

State police officials were at the sheriff’s office in Bangor Friday morning assisting deputies with the investigation, the sheriff said. Both state police and game wardens will use K-9 units in the search for Cable.

Cable’s parents, Jason and Kristine Wiley, attended a Wednesday news conference and pleaded for their daughter’s return while the couple was not present at a Thursday media conference. Ross and Chief Deputy Troy Morton have encouraged the media to not visit the parents’ residence.

Ross’ department has received more than 60 tips, all of which police are following up on, he said.

“If we develop more information, we will get it out there,” the sheriff said. “We’re just continuing to follow leads and share information with various agencies.”

Social media has been heavily used in the search for Cable as well, with a Facebook group, “Bring Nichole Cable Home,” having more than 4,800 members as of Friday morning. Fliers have been posted by family and friends throughout Penobscot County.

On their Facebook page, the Old Town High School student’s parents said they believe their daughter was last known to be with a male using a fictitious name on a Facebook account. A Bangor High School student with the same name was questioned by police.

“We are well aware of that theory,” Ross said Thursday. “We have interviewed him and there is nothing at this point that would indicate any other action is needed by our department there.

“But this is an active investigation. His name is out there and perhaps he’s concerned that he might be misaccused.”

The Bangor High student told WLBZ in Bangor that he has been cleared by police.

Ross and Morton have declined to say whether Cable was abducted or ran away from her home, stating the case remains a missing persons case.

Cable stands 5 feet, 1 inch tall, weighs 90 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes. She also has her lip, nose and ears pierced.

Anyone with information on the case is urged to contact the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office at 947-4585.