Euharlee police searching for runaway teen
by Jason Lowrey
Jun 03, 2014 | 3206 views | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Euharlee Police Department is searching for a 16-year-old who ran away from home Saturday night.

Megan Lupold ran away from her home in the Shaw Woods subdivision, said her mother, Amanda Lupold. No one knew she was leaving and her parents’ only warning came from her brother, who last saw her.

“She told him she was leaving. She didn’t even say anything to us. We didn’t know it,” said Amanda Lupold. “We were upstairs. She just snuck out and then she saw him as she was leaving. Then he came up and immediately told us. I don’t know if he tried to stop her, but she just left. We went out to try and look for her — and this was within like minutes of our son telling us — and we couldn’t find her anywhere.”

Euharlee police were called to the scene at approximately 7:52 p.m., said Chief Terry Harget. After 9 p.m. Megan Lupold was classified as a runaway and added to the Georgia Crime Information Center.

The last contact the Lupold’s had from their daughter was through their son’s Facebook account on Sunday night.

“We thought maybe she was with somebody in the neighborhood, but at this point, we don’t know,” said Amanda Lupold.

Harget said Megan Lupold was last seen wearing a blue tank top and blue shorts with Woodland High School track team written on both pieces of clothing. She is approximately 5 feet 3 inches tall with a “slender” build, he said. Her hair is brown and shoulder length, and she wears glasses.

Harget said Detective Eric Eads is working on local leads to find the teen.

“But I know we’re working it locally as well as it’s been entered as a runaway and ... he’s checking some local leads,” he said.

By classifying Megan Lupold as a runaway in GCIC, other law enforcement agencies will be on alert.

“If anybody makes contact with her they will hold and notify us,” Harget said. “We are looking in the area right here.”