Emily Dubes

FOUND SAFE: Parents Think 15-year-old Missouri Girl is Being Held Against Her Will


Ashland police in Missouri say that a missing teen girl has returned home safe, according to Chief Gabe Edwards. No other information is available at this time.

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According to reports, the parents of a Missouri teen who hasn’t been seen in over a week feel that someone is holding her against her.

NBC 8 reports that 15-year-old Emilee Dubes was last seen in Ashland on December 4 after disappearing overnight from her family home. Ashland police received a missing persons report that Emilee left home without permission, and her family hasn’t seen or heard from her since.

Police released a statement earlier this month, claiming they have no “credible” information that Emilee is being held against her will. However, her parents fear she hasn’t returned home because they believe “that she could be in the Fulton, Missouri, area, being held against her will,” according to Missouri’s Missing Person Awareness Network. 

“We have not received credible information that the juvenile was taken against her will, is being held against her will, or that she is in danger,” Ashland Police Sgt. Andrew Worrall said. “APD continues to follow leads to locate the juvenile so she can be reunited with her family.”

Emilee’s family is offering a $2,000 reward for information that leads to her safe return home.

Anyone with information on Emilee’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Ashland Police Department (573-657-9062) or the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Missing Persons Unit (573-526-6178).

This is a developing story and will be updated as additional information becomes available. Check back for updates.

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