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El Dorado Deputies Seek At-Risk Missing 16-Year-Old Girl

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Amy Richards Amy Richards
June 5, 2014 Update:

Sheriff’s deputies tell us they have had multiple reported sightings of Richards, but so far, she has not been located. Detectives continue to look into each report and check those reported areas.

Search and rescue canine units have been deployed multiple times in multiple areas to search for Richards.

Detectives are not only looking into each of the multiple leads and reported sightings but are also collaborating with other agencies for assistance, however nothing has been corroborated that indicates Amy’s current location.

Detectives are asking the public to check out buildings on their property and stay alert.

If you think you have seen Amy please call the Sheriff's Dispatch Center at (530) 621-6600 or Detective Rich Horn at (530) 642-4715.

From the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office:

On Tuesday, June 3, 2014,  just before 7am, a Placerville, California residential treatment facility reported 16-year-old resident, Amy Richards, was missing.

Amy was last seen at the group home facility in Placerville at approximately 2 am. It is unknown what time she left as she had stuffed her bed to make it appear she was in the bed asleep. The window screen had been removed from her bedroom window and left under her roommate's bed. Amy left a note advising this and saying she had planned to leave and that she would be safe, however Amy had no money and no cell phone. Amy had just been released from the hospital days earlier for severe anorexia. She has been refusing her medication and had recently lost more weight. It was likely she was going to be readmitted into the hospital. Amy also suffers from anxiety, depression and has a history of cutting.Richards.png

Amy’s family has not had contact with her and does not know where she is headed. Her parents and sister reside in San Francisco and perhaps she could be attempting to get back to San Francisco. Amy is at-risk due to her health conditions.

Amy is a white female, 5'5" and weighs approximately, 100 pounds. She has blue eyes and waist length blonde hair. It is unknown what she was wearing at the time she left the facility but she had previously been wearing jeans and a T-shirt.  Amy may be carrying a light blue satchel type purse. She has more than 30 scars on her inner forearm from cutting.

Sheriff John D’Agostini’s detectives have initiated an investigation and are coordinating efforts with the Polly Klaas Foundation and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Both organizations will be circulating flyers to assist in locating Amy.

 If you see Amy or have any information, call the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center at (530) 621-6600 or Detective Rich Horn at (530) 642-4715.

From the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office
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