Sunday, May 22, 2011
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COVINGTON -- Newton County Sheriff's Office investigators are asking for the public's help in locating a missing 14-year-old Cousins Middle School student.
Emily Miller of 75 N. Wood Oak Drive, Oxford, is believed to have slipped out of her home sometime between midnight and 1 a.m. Sunday. She was discovered missing around 7 a.m.
According to NCSO spokesman Lt. Tyrone Oliver, it is unknown whether Miller left alone or in the company of another person. Other residents at her home said they heard the neighbor's dog barking after midnight and believe that may have been when the teen left, Oliver said.
Miller suffers from autism, AD/HD and has been diagnosed as bipolar.
"She has none of her medication with her. Her family believes if she stops taking it suddenly, she could have severe issues," Oliver said.
He said investigators are currently looking into the possibility that Miller has been accessing social networking sites on her computer which could have brought her into contact with someone unknown to the family.
"She had her IPod Touch with her, but it has not been activated since she left," Oliver said, adding that she has no history of running away.
Anyone who may know the whereabouts of Miller or who may have seen her since the early morning hours Sunday should call investigators at 770-784-2400 or dial 911.