MISSING: Girl vanishes from Yellowstone National Park

Authorities are searching for a 14-year-old West Virginia girl who disappeared on an outing with her foster family on August 7, while visiting the Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.

NBC’s 9News reports that Lachaela ”Shay” Putnick was with a temporary foster family on August 7 when she vanished from the Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Shay is originally from Charlotte, West Virginia, but authorities think she may have fled willingly. She has ties to several other cities, including Walton, Florida; Billings, Montana; Denver, Colorado; and North Charleston, West Virginia.

Lachaela ”Shay” Putnick, 14 years old of Charleston, WV has been in custody of WV Child Protective Services, but was…

Posted by Kanawha County Sheriff's Office on Friday, August 10, 2018


Shay is described as 5-feet-4-inches tall with brown hair and brown eyes. She weighs around 130 pounds.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact the Kanawsha County Sheriff’s Office at 304-357-0169, submit tips at www.kanawhasheriff.us, or email at tips@kanawhasheriff.us.

[Feature Photo: Shay Putnick/Police Handout]