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Michelle Simmons

Maryland teen still missing; family desperate for answers

by Leigh Egan

Police say the teen disappeared under “suspicious circumstances”

A 15-year-old girl who disappeared from Catonsville, Maryland, on January 28, is still missing,. Her mother is pleading with the public for help.

FOX 45 reports that Michelle Simmons disappeared at around 6:30 p.m. from her home on Tanglewood Road. Her mother, Cheryl Simmons, just wants her daughter back.

“I just want her to come home, I don’t care what way shape or form. It’s fear, mostly–that she’s in over her head and someone’s got her and she can’t get away.”

According to Baltimore police, Michelle vanished under “suspicious circumstances.” Cheryl found a note lying on her daughter’s bedroom floor. It was supposedly written by Michelle, but her mother doesn’t think so. Instead, Cheryl thinks that someone, possibly a man, forced Michelle to write the letter.

“She said she found out something and she was leaving and ‘don’t call the police or I will hurt myself.’ I don’t believe Michelle wrote that note by herself. She was not one to ever say anything like that.”

Cheryl continued on to say that the family thinks Michelle met someone off of social media, and that she’s likely in danger.

“We believe that she met someone on social media, one of those sites. And she’s naive and gullible and they probably told her she was pretty and they came to the house while we were gone.”

A similar incident happened last June. Michelle disappeared and spent three days with a man before finally going back home.

Michelle Simmons, a freshman at Catonsville High School, has wavy black hair that’s bleach in the front, and brown eyes. She stands 5-feet-4 inches tall and weighs around 130 pounds.

Anyone with any information is urged to call Baltimore PD at 410-307-2020.

[Feature Photo: Family Handout]

Leigh Egan is a crime-fighting journalist and editor who specializes in breaking news and investigative true crime coverage. With more than a decade of experience under her belt, Leigh’s work can be found in a number of high-profile national publications. For Leigh, learning didn’t stop after college. She considers herself a lifelong learner who frequently takes media and journalism courses to keep abreast of the latest happenings and innovations in her field.