Saturday, January 2, 2010

15-year-old girl missing

Can someone explain to me why a 15 year old girl was allowed to hitchhike? She is a ward of the state - why was she not given bus fair or a ticket to travel home for Christmas?

Tony Spears. The Ottawa Citizen Jan 1, 2010

OTTAWA — Kingston police were still searching for a 15-year-old girl who disappeared Christmas Eve while hitchhiking home to Parry Sound.

Amanda Marie Koetter — who police said has hitchhiked before — was living with foster parents in Seeley’s Bay, 35 kilometres northeast of Kingston. Police believe she was trying to visit family in time for Christmas.

Koetter never arrived. She has not been in contact with her family or with her foster parents.

She was last seen heading towards Kingston on Highway 15.

Koetter is described as five-feet-seven-inches tall with shoulder-length, blond- and red-streaked light-brown hair. She has brown eyes. Koetter was last seen wearing jeans, a white shirt under a blue hoodie, camouflage boots and a white bomber jacket.

Anyone with information is asked to call Kingston police at 613-549-4660 or Crime Stoppers at 613-542-8477 (TIPS) or 1-800-222-8477.

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