UPDATE: Missing teenager found

MONDAY MORNING UPDATE: We have just confirmed with Madeleine’s mother that her daughter has been found and is OK.


Madeleine’s mother is asking for your help finding her:

My 14-year-old daughter is missing. Yesterday about 3:30 p.m. she was walking with a friend on Beacon Hill, and got into a Jeep-style car with someone who she seemed to know. We live in West Seattle – she also has ties to Skyway, Beacon Hill, and Port Townsend.

The police told me if anyone sees her, they should call 911 and reference case # 16-328691.

Madeleine is 5’4″ about 130 pounds, has very long brown hair with bleached blond ends. She was wearing black pajama pants with yellow Batman symbols, green, yellow & white Adidas high tops with red shoelaces, and a dark green tank top. This is her photo from her first day of 9th grade this month.

42 Replies to "UPDATE: Missing teenager found"

  • Adrienne September 11, 2016 (10:27 am)

    What was she wearing last? 

    • WSB September 11, 2016 (10:59 am)

      That’s already in the post – last paragraph.

  • New In Town September 11, 2016 (10:59 am)

    What’s her high school? I’ll get my son to circulate through his various groups. He knows kids at a few different schools. Stay focused, Mom.  This community is strong. 

  • Michelle OConnor September 11, 2016 (1:55 pm)

    We have shared with all of our Rain City Rock Camp networks. We are all thinking about her and hoping She is safe and found soon. <3

  • Al September 11, 2016 (2:39 pm)

    Posted on my face book.  

  • MaurA Beard September 11, 2016 (5:27 pm)

    I shared on Facebook – I’m on the east coast but maybe with the reach of Facebook it will help. Prayers for her safe return!

  • WSMom06 September 11, 2016 (5:29 pm)

    Any updates?? Hoping she’s been found safe!

  • Suzanne atkins September 11, 2016 (5:35 pm)

    I have added her to our page. With the limited information, the post does not sa much. Anyone closer to the story could add more info about her PLEASE! https://www.facebook.com/ICPofWisconsin/

  • Anna Coressi September 11, 2016 (5:46 pm)

    Praying for Madelaine….She will be found, may God protect her….

  • Andie September 11, 2016 (6:02 pm)

    What part of Beacon Hill? It’s a long street.

  • Linda September 11, 2016 (6:09 pm)

    What Police Department has a missing person report been filed with? (and their telephone number)?

  • Reina September 11, 2016 (6:38 pm)

    Shared in Maple Valley, Covington, and surrounding communities FB page.

  • Rj September 11, 2016 (6:38 pm)

    Linda- that is a Seattle PD case number. The non-emergency # is 206-625-6011 and you push option 2 & then option 8. 

  • Rj September 11, 2016 (6:39 pm)

    That should be 206-625-5011, option 2 then option 8. 

    • WSB September 11, 2016 (6:56 pm)

      But if you see her, PLEASE call 911 – don’t call the non-emergency number. Chances of getting a live call-taker are nil, at least around here.

  • Eve September 11, 2016 (7:51 pm)

    Has she been found? Shared in Port Angeles

  • Ryan September 11, 2016 (8:06 pm)

    Why is this not an amber alert

  • Joanna September 11, 2016 (8:10 pm)

    My heart goes out to you. I’m praying for her safety. I’ve shared this with everyone I know. Also with friends in Beacon Hill.I hope you are surrounded with loving support.

  • dalmar September 11, 2016 (9:11 pm)

    i am praying for her safe return to her family

    but laws for for child predators need to be changed 

    it is patethic these predators got away


    • Gena September 12, 2016 (1:29 am)

      Dalmar, it would be helpful if you did not make references to child predators and what their possible punishment should be. At this point, we do not know who Madeleine is with – speculating only makes her mother more upset then she already is, and it takes the focus off of the most important thing – finding Madeleine. Thank you.

  • waikikigirl September 11, 2016 (9:12 pm)

    WSB…same as Ryan asked why is this not an Amber Alert do you know? 

  • Madeleine's Mom September 11, 2016 (9:16 pm)

    I am Madeleine’s mom. Thank you community for your kind support on such a horrible, horrible day. Still no word about Madeleine – I don’t know where she is, who she’s with or if she’s safe. She is likely with a family member or family friend. I learned today that police will only issue an Amber Alert if they know exactly who she is with. That’s why it’s so important to keep spreading the word and keep your eyes open. If you see her, PLEASE CALL 911, reference the case number, describe the vehicle and person she’s with. Thank you again for your help and kind thoughts.

  • Michele September 11, 2016 (9:39 pm)

    Have you called 1800thelost? It is the amber alert hotline.

  • Alki Resident September 11, 2016 (9:45 pm)

    If she’s likely with a family member or friend, why are they allowing you to worry? Also, can they be charged with harboring or something?

  • Madeleine's Mom September 11, 2016 (10:20 pm)

    @Alki Resident – that is a really excellent question.

  • Deborah September 11, 2016 (10:52 pm)

    Was she by herself when she got into the car?  who saw her get into the car? 

  • Teresa September 11, 2016 (11:17 pm)

    Shared on FB, have family and friends all over Washington/Oregon/ California and Arizona.  Prayer for her safe return.

  • Nan September 11, 2016 (11:51 pm)

    Any updates, sightings?

  • Bev September 12, 2016 (12:32 am)

    So, no Amber Alert, but this should be heavily covered by all news outlets. And perhaps is, I haven’t seen any TV news today. Everyone should know about this.

  • Laura September 12, 2016 (1:01 am)

    Shared. Hope she is found safe and sound, soon.

  • Lois September 12, 2016 (1:06 am)

    Sharing in Seattle.  God bless your child and her safe return to you!!   

  • Kimberly valadez September 12, 2016 (1:30 am)

    @Madeleines mom. I met a family member of yours today out circulating flyers. They posted in front of my house.  My heart goes out to you and your family. I pray she returns home safely. Please update us and know you have the support of a awesome community at your fingertips. Willing to help in any way you need. 

  • Matt Sherrill September 12, 2016 (4:19 am)

    My name is Matt Sherrill. My wife & I run Lost In The Crowd (LITC). I’m working to getting Madeline’s info up now. If you have any additional info  or anything that might help in locating her, don’t hesitate to e-mail us at LITCmissingpersons@gmail.com and we’ll help look into it. You can find Lost In The Crowd on Facebook and Instagram. 

  • Elizabeth September 12, 2016 (8:15 am)

    @Madeleine’s mom: here is link to missing kids organization. They create posters for online & provide info dissemination, & support.


  • Ray Shanklin September 12, 2016 (8:42 am)

    Posted on FB. Also hit up KIRO, KOMO and Russel Wilson. Hoping to get the word out as far as possible. West Seattle should be a family community. We will bring her home Mama.

  • Bradetta September 12, 2016 (8:56 am)

    I don’t understand why they aren’t doing an amber alert. Is there anything we can do as a community to help that happen? 

  • Katch September 12, 2016 (9:31 am)

    Mom I know what you’re going through. My son, now 17, first ran away when he was 14 because he wanted his freedom. He hasn’t changed.  So many tears and sleepless nights go by.  I’m not saying your daughter has run away but the young are so naive and trusting. I really feal for you and hope she comes home soon. I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for her.

    • WSB September 12, 2016 (10:01 am)

      I’ll be updating the story shortly. Just confirmed with Madeleine’s mother that her daughter has been found. – TR

  • Gordon W September 12, 2016 (10:11 am)

    Great news! I’m so glad she’s okay.

  • sam-c September 12, 2016 (10:15 am)

    So glad she is found    

  • Ilasdad September 12, 2016 (2:42 pm)

    That’s good news. I hope all is well.

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