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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Search for missing Wilson girl continues

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  • Another week has gone by with no sign of Molly Miller.
    The Wilson 17-year-old girl was reported missing July 8 by her family, which had not seen her since June 28. Reportedly in the company of Colt Haynes, 21, of Wilson, Miller has not been found, despite the best efforts of law enforcement, family and friends.
    "There is so many rumors," Wilson Police Chief Felix Hernandez said. "When someone tells us they heard something, they heard it from someone else and we can't get to the source."
    Hernandez said the department has one officer dedicated solely to finding Miller. That effort has included following leads throughout Carter and Love County, as well at Durant and Wichita Falls.
    Last week, a meeting was held in Wilson with the city department, Lone Grove Police Department, the Love and Carter County Sheriff's departments and the Lighthorse Police.
    "We all compared notes on what we had," Hernandez said. "Carter County has also been conducting interviews."
    Miller was last heard from the morning of July 8. Hernandez said she had called a friend and said she was in Love County. This past weekend, a group estimated between 60 and 70 people searched on foot, horseback and four-wheeler for Miller in the area of Oswalt Road and Long Hollow Road. The Love County Sheriff's Department was on scene for traffic control and assistance, backed up by the Wilson PD.
    "They looked for her on several different properties, and no sign was found," Hernandez said. "We want to thank all those that took time out of their day to help a family in need and search for her."
    Hernandez said Miller appears to be in a relationship with Haynes, who is wanted on an outstanding warrant in Carter County.
    Miller has been entered into the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children as an endangered runaway. There have been attempts to place an Amber Alert on Miller as well with no success.
    "We tried an Amber Alert two to three weeks ago, and it was not accepted because it did not meet the criteria," Hernandez said. "We upgraded her to missing/endangered last week, and it still did not meet the criteria for an Amber Alert."
    Miller has brown hair and blue eyes and is 5-5 tall and 95 pounds. When she was last seen, her hair was dyed black and her bottom lip is pierced. Anyone with information regarding Miller's location is encouraged to call the Wilson PD at (580) 668-2136.

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