Mitchell teenager listed as runawayA Mitchell teenager is listed as a “runaway” after leaving her home this week.
By: Staff reports, The Daily Republic
A Mitchell teenager is listed as a “runaway” after leaving her home this week.
Shandell Mexican left her home “of her own free will” at about 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, according to Police Officer Nick Jongeling. The police declined to release her name, but The Daily Republic was given the name by the girl’s mother.
“She is not a missing person, and is not an endangered person,” Jongeling said. “She is considered a runaway.”
Another police official echoed that statement Friday.
“This appears to be a standard runaway of a 17-year-old girl. We are looking for her, but there is no reason to believe she is in danger,” said Detective Lt. Don Everson.
Everson said the girl and her mother had gotten into a fight and the girl had threatened to run away.
He said an Amber Alert will not be issued at this time.
Mexican, 17, is a Mitchell High School student. She has family and friends in Rapid City, according to Jongeling.
He said she may have headed there or may be with friends in the Mitchell area.
Laura Bollock, Mexican’s adoptive mother, said she feels her daughter is headed to Rapid City and she had advised the Rapid City Police Department.
“I’m about sure she is headed to Rapid City,” Bollock said.
She said Mexican’s biological family is there and they may have contacted her and asked her to come see them.
The state track meet is being held this weekend in Rapid City and someone headed to the Black Hills may have offered her a ride, Bollock said.
Everson said he has gotten several calls about the girl from postings on Facebook.