UPDATE: Michaela may have contacted the Sheriff's Office, but we continue to search for
her until we see her face-to-face.
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office continues
to seek information regarding the whereabouts of Michaela Scott.
This 17-year-old teenager left her home in Gilbert, Arizona on
Wednesday, January 16th after taking her parents car, a silver colored 2010 Scion
license plate AZA6431.
This car was
located Thursday, January 17th,
at approximately 4:30 p.m., parked on a rural road surrounded by farm
fields at 1075 N. CR 1100 E., Tuscola, Illinois. The key was discovered in the ignition and
the motor was running. Law Enforcement
authorities have followed up on dozens of leads.
At approximately 3:20 p.m. on Friday, January
18th, Douglas County Crimestoppers received a telephone call from a
payphone. The caller identified herself
as Michaela Scott and that she was safe and had no intention of returning to Arizona. Authorities
have no idea if the caller was actually Michaela Scott.
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office will
continue to search for Michaela Scott until face-to-face contact is made with
her. Anyone having seen Michaela, or
having information regarding her whereabouts, is encouraged to contact the
Douglas County Sheriff's Office at (217) 253-2913 or callers may contact the
Sheriff's Office anonymously by calling Douglas County Crimestoppers at
1-800-280-8316. Anyone providing
information which results in finding Michaela may be eligible for a cash
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