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Minden police seeking public’s assistance in locating missing teen

by Minden Press-Herald
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Minden Police are seeking the public’s help in finding a 16-year-old girl reported missing July 10.

Police Chief Steve Cropper says Taylor Holland was last seen around 10 p.m. at a residence in Minden. He says they feel like she may be with a 17-year-old man headed to Memphis, Tennessee.

The last time they pinged her cellphone, it showed she’d last used it in Junction City.

“We feel like somebody here in the Minden or Sibley area knows where she may be and probably helped her leave,” he said. “We really need to locate her and get her home.”

Cropper says she is approximately 5’7” and weighs about 120 pounds. She has brown eyes and multi-colored hair – brown with green, blue, yellow and red in it. She was last seen wearing a red Minden High School hoodie.

The chief says once her mother realized she was gone, she noticed her daughter had packed several belongings including a laptop, a gaming console and necessities.

“She has some eyesight issues,” he said. “We’re really concerned about her welfare. We feel strongly somebody here helped her or knows where she might be. We just want to make sure she is OK.”

Through some investigation, Cropper says they have learned she may be easily influenced but is extremely intelligent – “smart enough to hide if she wanted to.”

Cropper says if anyone has information on her whereabouts or who she might be with, they are urged to call the police department at 371-4226, or her parents, Christopher Holland or Cheri Lynn Holland.

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