It’s been four days since a Georgia teen was last seen, and her loved ones are desperate for answers. Her family describes her as a sweet, sensitive, girl who spends most of her time with her siblings or working as a referee on weekends for youth soccer games.
Mayci Olschewske, 16, was last seen at her Canton home at around 7:50 a.m. on August 31. Her little brother told their mother, Nicole, that Mayci was still at home when he left for his school bus that morning. Nicole told CrimeOnline that at sometime between 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. that morning, Mayci’s card was used at a Murphy’s gas station in Canton, off of Riverside Parkway. Since then, the trail has gone cold.
Canton Police Department said Mayci is considered missing and endangered. She drives a white 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe with a “Support Wildlife” Georgia tag, WPQ909. The car has a multi-colored steering wheel cover and a large dent on the front passenger side. She has blonde hair, green eyes, stands 5-feet-5 1/2-inches tall, and weighs around 135 pounds. She generally wears her hair in a “messy bun,” according to her mother.
Nicole said that Mayci has ties to the Cape Coral, Florida, area, where her grandparents live, but so far, there’s been no confirmed sightings. She apparently withdrew $300 cash from an ATM machine at a Publix grocery store off of Riverstone Parkway, although it’s still unconfirmed if it was Mayci herself who withdrew the funds. Canton PD indicated that pulling surveillance footage at the gas station could take several days.
Mayci’s sister, Brooke, along with the rest of her family, is pleading for the teen to come, or at least let them know she’s safe.
“Mayci, we’re going insane without you. Everyone is losing their minds. Mom & dad, Colby, Grandma & Grandpa, and Caleb & Luna miss you so much. Caleb has been searching for you constantly. Luna won’t stop waiting by the door. Come home where you will be loved and taken care of more than ever. Everyone’s life is on hold until you come back. We cannot move on without you.”
Mayci’s phone has been turned off since August 31. She does not have a boyfriend and according to Nicole, Mayci is a “homebody” who primarily spent time with her best friend, Caleb, or her siblings. She previously played soccer and was on her way to a possible athletic scholarship until suffered several concussions while playing. Since her concussions, her mother indicated that Mayci can get depressed, seemingly out of nowhere.
Nicole, stressed however, that despite Mayci’s bouts with depression, she’s always been a good, kind-hearted child who has never given her parents any significant problems.
“She really is a great child. I never really had any problems with her. My heart just hurts for her so much.”
Anyone with any information is urged to contact Detective Tom Priest at the Canton Police Department at 770-720-7883 or dial 911. You can also contact the Center for Search and Investigations for Missing Children (CFSI) at 512-887-3519.
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