Missing Indiana teen Emily Barger believed to be in ‘extreme danger’


An Indiana teen was said to be in “extreme danger” after disappearing from her family home earlier this week, police officials and family said.

Emily Barger has been missing since early Monday morning, when her father woke up to find the 14-year-old had disappeared from her bed, according to a Facebook post posted shortly afterwards.

Indiana State Police said late Tuesday the teen from Georgetown, Indiana, was last seen around 1 a.m. Monday.

Emily is five feet tall and weighs about 85 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes, police said. Officials did not know what she was wearing. Georgetown is about 120 miles south of Indianapolis.

Emily’s father has reported her missing and police are still “actively investigating” her disappearance, Floyd County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Jeff Firkins said Wednesday.

Emily Barger, 14, was last seen around 1 a.m. on March 6, police said. (Facebook)
Shawn Barger/Facebook

Firkins said investigators had contacted several other agencies in connection with the ongoing search.

Shawn Barger, who identifies on Facebook as Emily’s father, has posted several details about his daughter and the circumstances surrounding her disappearance.

Emily Barger posing and thumbs up for the camera
Barger is described as five feet tall and about 85 pounds. (Facebook)
Emily Barger takes a selfie
Emily Barger is 14 years old with blond hair and blue eyes. (Facebook)
Shawn Barger/Facebook

Barger described how his daughter’s bed was empty on Monday morning, but her phone was at home. He later wrote that he thought his daughter was with a man who may be driving a red truck.

On Wednesday, he begged the teen to return home.

Authorities are asking anyone with information on her whereabouts to call 911 or call the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department at 812-948-5400.

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