Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

UPDATE: Missing Girl Found Safe

UPDATE: Boise, May 3, 2012 - GOOD NEWS: The missing girl, Hanah Hepworth has just been located (shortly after 1:00 p.m. MST) by School Resource Officers. She was found in a friends home that had been previously searched but officers went back there a second time after spotting her bike in the backyard. The house is not far from where she was last seen some 44 hours ago. Thank you to ALL for your concern. The girl is safe.

###

---------------------------------------

Boise, May 2, 2012 - Boise Police are asking the public's help in locating a girl reported missing this morning.

Officers say the girl may have gone missing by her own choice and there is no evidence of foul play.

However, officers say there are peculiarities in this case, the girl does not have her cell phone, officers have not received any information from friends or family that she indicated she planned to run away, she has no history of this type of behavior, and has not been seen or heard from by anyone, including close friends for 24 hours

Officers and the girls family are concerned for her well being and would like to locate her as soon as possible. They're asking the public's help.

Missing girl: Hanah Hepworth, 15

Hanah was last seen riding her bicycle, a blue girls mountain bike. leaving a friend's house near W. Settlers Ave and N. Cole Rd about 4:30 p.m. yesterday, Tuesday, May 1st. 

She was last seen wearing a black skirt, black sweatshirt, and black shoes.  Hanah had in her possession a camouflage backpack, a black "Steelers" backpack, and a viola.  Her family says she may have had a change of clothing in one of her backpacks.  

Anyone with information on where Hanah may be is urged to call non-emergency dispatch 377-6790.