Chadron police say a 15-year-old Chadron girl last seen around noon on Tuesday was found safe about 7:30 Wednesday night, sitting on the steps of a Chadron residence. Police say Bethany Sierra went missing voluntarily.
Sgt Jarvis Wallage says the girl had last been seen during lunch break. When she didn’t come home after school, her family took their concerns to social media and asked for help in finding her.
Her mother filed a Missing Person’s Report with Chadron police Wed at noon, and Sgt Wallage says officers spent the next 7 hours in continuous efforts to locate the girl, both by interviewing friends and by trying to track her cell phone.
Police received a tip from a Chadron parent about 7:00 pm that led officers to the house where she was.