Milton-Freewater girl remains missing

Miranda Nye apparently ran away from her home along Crisp Lane on Thanksgiving.

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MILTON-FREEWATER -- A 12-year-old girl remains missing after apparently running away from her home around Thanksgiving Day, authorities said.

Detective Sgt. David Williamson said the Umatilla County Sheriff's Office continues to look for Miranda Nye, who appears to have packed a bag and taken off on her bicycle early in the morning Nov. 26.

Williamson said there appears to be no indication of foul play with her disappearance. An Amber Alert, which is used in cases when children are abducted or kidnapped, was not used because Nye ran away from her house, he said.

Amber Alerts often circulate vehicle information or other details that may help people and law enforcement locate child victims of abductions who are most vulnerable immediately after the abduction takes place.

Williamson said the sheriff's office has been in contact with Nye's immediate family and other relatives, but none appear to know where she may be.

Nye attended Milton Stateline Adventist School for a while, but had most recently been home-schooled, Williamson said.

Nye has dark brown hair and hazel eyes. She was last seen near her home along Crisp Lane, near Ferndale Road outside Milton-Freewater.

Anyone who may have seen Miranda or has any information should call Umatilla County dispatch at 541-966-3651.

Maria P. Gonzalez can be reached at mariagonzalez@wwub.com or 526-8317. Check out her blog at blogs.ublabs.org/schoolhousemissives.

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