Investigators ask for help in finding missing teen

Girl, 15, missing since Monday morning may have been abducted

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News-Telegram News Editor

March 11, 2008 - Sheriff's investigators are asking for the public's help in locating a Sulphur Springs girl who was discovered missing early Monday morning.

"At this time, it is unknown whether she is a runaway or was abducted," said Hopkins County Sheriff's Investigator Lewis Tatum. "We are exploring all possibilities."

Chancey Harrington's father contacted deputies just after 6 a.m. Monday after discovering his daughter was not in her bedroom. He said he last saw the 15-year-old around 9 p.m. Sunday when she went to her room at his FM 2285 residence, where Chancey currently is living.

During an initial report her father said he last remembered seeing her wearing green shorts and a T-shirt but couldn't be sure what she was wearing as he's not sure when she became missing.

Evidence was found that the teen likely exited the house, located about six miles northwest of Sulphur Springs, through a bedroom window, according to reports.

Authorities checked with officials at Sulphur Springs High School who said Chancey Harrington has yet to be in class this week, according to Tatum.

Chancey Harrington is a white female, about 4 feet, 5 inches tall and weighing about 128 pounds. She has brown eyes and black hair, which in a recent picture was streaked with brown highlights.

Anyone who has seen Harrington or has information about her possible whereabouts is urged to contact Tatum at Hopkins County Sheriff's Office at 903-885-4040.

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