People with information about Madelyn Allen can call 435-835-2345.
A father begging for help in finding his teenage daughter has not been seen since. she left the Snow College dormitory on Monday night.
“Maddie, if you can hear us,” Jonathan Allen said as he cried in front of TV cameras during a press conference on Thursday, “We can’t wait for you to come home and stay with us. at Christmas.”
Madelyn Allen, a 19-year-old student at a school in central Utah’s Ephraim, was reported missing by her roommates earlier this week when she failed to return to her dorm.
Security footage shows her leaving the dormitory at 9:22 p.m., wearing a white fleece jacket, dark skirt and carrying a plastic bag. Her strawberry blonde hair is braided.
Jonathan Allen says his daughter suffers from depression and anxiety – which she has spoken openly about Her public YouTube channel – and he worries she’s in crisis.
Marci Larsen, a spokesperson for the school, said the final at Snow College runs until the end of this week before most students go home at the end of the term. Larsen said Allen has yet to complete her exams and police don’t believe Allen is trying to get home, as she wasn’t carrying a duffel bag or other luggage.
Her parents, Jonathan and Taunya Allen, live in Davis County and told police they had not seen their daughter. They were in Ephraim looking for her, along with other family members.
Uncle Jacob Allen also spoke at the press conference, tears in his eyes.
“It was a difficult and emotional experience,” he said. “We care deeply about Maddie’s well-being.”
The family shared some of their favorite features about Madelyn. Jonathan Allen recalls being born prematurely, weighing just 1 pound and 8 ounces at 26 weeks.
“From her 110 days in the NICU to today, she has been a fighter,” he said.
She also loves singing and dancing ballet. She is a member of the Snow College choir and has posted some of her auditions in online videos.
She also talks about her taste for fashion – and owns 237 pairs of earrings.
Snow College police are working with state and local law enforcement, as well as the FBI. Anyone with information on Allen’s whereabouts or who may have seen anything suspicious in the area can call the Sanpete County Sheriff’s Office at 435-835-2345.
Jonathan Allen admits that many families across the country are currently searching for missing children and it is an indescribable pain.
“Of course, we are devastated, as you can imagine, and we are desperate to find her safe,” he said. “We need to find her.”
Snow University police chief Derek Walk said his officers are now trying to track down Allen’s phone records in an attempt to find her.
At this point, however, he said his investigators had no idea where she might have gone when she left her dorm at 155 E. College Avenue.
The school released a photo of Allen’s student ID card, which shows the young girl with slightly darker hair, blue eyes and freckles. Larsen believes she’s currently in her first semester at Snow College.
Snow College President Brad Cook added on Thursday that it has been more than 60 hours since Allen disappeared. “Every hour that goes by makes it so much harder,” he said.
He also notes that many students on the small, rural campus are anxious and grieving.
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