The Hinesville Police Department still is actively searching for missing Hinesville teen Dannon Prichard.
Prichard, 16, last was seen by her grandmother as she was leaving her Oak Street residence in Hinesville the morning of March 5. According to a police report, Prichard told her grandmother she was headed to Bradwell Institute but her mother, Charlene Grey, said her daughter never made it to school.
Prichard is 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs 115 pounds. She last was seen wearing her school uniform — a royal blue top and khaki straight-legged pants. Grey said she was wearing her favorite pair of tennis shoes, pink and black DC sneakers.
Grey said Prichard likely has her cell phone and a backpack with her.
“She had a full-size backpack that was light-colored checkered gray that we got from Walmart, and that is missing,” Grey said. “She took her favorite pairs of skinny jeans, which are a bright orange and red pair, a bright turquoise/blue pair, split legs, which one is checkered black and white and one is striped black and white, and a bunch of her favorite band T-shirts like The Doors and Hinder.”
Grey said Prichard was known to frequent the usual teenage hangouts along Highway 84, such as Walmart, Sonic, McDonalds and the Liberty County Recreation Department skate park.
But Grey is concerned her daughter might be trying to leave the area.
“All of her friends who have contacted us or gave any information have indicated that she is on her way out of the state,” Grey said. “We are originally from Missouri. And we’ve been trying to get her missing report on the air in Springfield, Mo., …but we are not having any luck with that.”
Grey said she doesn’t think her daughter had access to a car and is worried that her Prichard could be in danger.
According to Hinesville Detective Jeffrey Lui, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has been notified and is in the process of sending out AMBER Alerts across the Midwest, including Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin.
In the meantime, Grey is waiting for any information that could shed some light on her daughter’s whereabouts.
“Please contact somebody, come home,” Grey appealed to Prichard. “I love her and I miss her. I just want her to contact somebody and let us know she is OK, alive and well.”
Anyone with information on Prichard’s whereabouts should call 368-3911.