Police and volunteers in West Virginia are desperately searching for a teen girl. The girl went missing on May 7, and she was last seen on the evening of May 6.
15-year-old Riley Crossman was last seen in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. Her parents fear she was abducted.
Crossman's boyfriend told her family that he was on the phone with her until about 10:30 the night before she disappeared. Another friend said she was texting Crossman until about midnight on the evening before her disappearance.
After that, the teen's phone was inactive until she tried to video call her boyfriend at 5:40 a.m. The young man was sleeping when the call came in, and he didn't answer it.
No one in her family noticed Crossman was gone until later in the day. Her mom woke after Crossman usually leaves for school, and she didn't notice her daughter was gone until she didn't come home from school.
“I went upstairs and walked in her room and she wasn’t there. I was mad and scared because, at that point, no one had heard from her,” Her mother, Chantel, told Dateline. “Then I got the call from the school saying she had been marked absent.”
The family told Dateline they do not believe Crossman’s boyfriend was involved in her disappearance. They also say that she never would have run away.
“She wouldn’t just run off. She has never hurt anyone in her life,” her father told the media outlet. “She’s very gentle.”
Several law enforcement agencies are now working together to search for her, including the FBI, West Virginia State Police and Morgan County Sheriff’s Department.
Crossman was last seen wearing a black hoodie and black leggings. She may wear glasses, and she has a scar on the center of her forehead. She is 5’06”, police said, with blonde hair and blue eyes.
Please pray for her safe return! May God protect her wherever she may be.