Police: Missing Washington Teen Found Safe

| by Sean Kelly
Missing Washington Teen Phoebe McHenry.Missing Washington Teen Phoebe McHenry.

On Oct. 19, police announced that they found a 15-year-old girl who went missing in Port Townsend, Washington, on Oct. 16 after sending an alarming message to a friend online.

Phoebe McHenry was reported missing by her mother at 7:50 p.m. on Oct. 16 after not returning home from school. Investigators determined that she did not attend school that day, but was last seen in the area around 12:30 p.m., reports King 5 News.

The teen’s cellphone was active around 3:25 p.m. on the day she disappeared, and was since powered off. Around that same time, she reportedly sent a message to a friend on Facebook that read, “help.”

Video footage was obtained that shows a girl, who police believe to possibly be McHenry, walking inside a gas station in nearby Marysville, Washington, with two males.

On the morning of Oct. 19, Marysville Police announced that they had found McHenry and she is safe. She had reportedly traveled to Marysville on her own accord, and she is now being taken home.

Sources: Q13 Fox, King 5 News / Photo credit: Port Townsend Police via King 5 News