Police fear for the safety of missing 15-year-old schoolgirl after hunt to locate her enters third day
Police and family members are concerned after Jessica Barr went missing in Worksop, Notts, on October 5 and has not been seen or heard of since.
Police in Nottinghamshire, East Midlands, are said to be growing increasingly concerned over the well-being of a teenager who went missing on October 5. 15-year-old schoolgirl Jessica Barr was last seen in the Worksop area of Notts at around 5 p.m. on Friday evening, with authorities having no leads to her whereabouts.
The Nottinghamshire Police have now launched an urgent appeal to find the teenager, urging those with any leads or information pertaining to her location to come forward. Barr was described as "white and of slim build" and was noted as 5ft 2in tall.
The 15-year-old was also described as having brown, shoulder length wavy hair, and was reportedly last seen wearing a blue denim jacket, a dark hooded top, and black leggings. Those who have come across Barr or can offer actionable leads have been advised to contact the police at their 101 number.
A family member took to Facebook to share a desperate plea as well, asking for help from anyone who might know where Barr may be. "URGENT PLEASE HELP If anyone has seen or knows where Jessica Barr is can you please contact me on 07704907431 or call 101 and ask to speak to pc Haines," she wrote. "She is registered as missing with the police and she has been since Sunday now. We know she is in Worksop."
According to the Daily Mail, Barr had been in the village with her older brother before she went missing. Her family believes she may have possibly returned to Worksop, where they are originally from. They also revealed that the police had been doing everything to track the 15-year-old down, but that she could not be traced as she had turned off the setting on her iPhone.
Speaking about the incident, a police spokesman said, "Officers are concerned for her safety after she was reported missing from the Worksop area at around 5 p.m. Friday 5th October 2018. 'If you have seen Jessica or have any information about her whereabouts, please contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 51 of 2nd October 2018."
The case gets more intriguing as it seems the young girl may not want to be found. Her location finder on her iPhone and apps like SnapChat and Instagram are turned off and friends on social media are messaging her telling family members that 'she' has been posting images on Facebook and even accepting friend requests on Instagram. For now, the latest lead the police seem to be following is that the teen could have traveled to Lancashire. Meanwhile, police are trying their best to zero in on her location.