Putnam County teen reported missing
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Authorities still are searching for a Putnam County teen believed to have run away from home last week.
Megan Leanne Holbert, 16, of Winfield, was reported missing after she failed to return home from school Friday evening.
Officers received reports of sightings of her all weekend, Winfield Police Chief John Perrine said in a phone interview. One person said she was seen Saturday evening on W.Va. 817. She's believed to be in the Amandaville area of St. Albans or in Sissonville.
At the end of the school day, Megan typically takes the school bus to her home in Scott Depot. Her father called police when she failed to get off the bus Friday evening.
Officer Mike Kordusky, Winfield High's school resource officer, last saw Megan in the school cafeteria wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. She is about 5 foot 2 inches tall and has long brown hair, Perrine said.
The chief said the case is being investigated as a runaway, not an abduction. He said the girl took her books back to her teachers Friday and told them she would not be returning to school.
He said he does not believe she is in any danger, but officers still are working hard to find her.
She has been listed in the National Crime Information Center's database and the National Center for Missing or Exploited Children. The State Police are assisting in the search.
Anyone with information can contact Winfield Police at 304-586-9200.