BRITTANY GEER - 17 yo - Malden, MA

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BRITTANY GEER - 17 yo - Malden, MA

Post by twinkletoes on Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:26 pm

No AMBER Alert for missing Malden teen

February 13, 2013 01:07 PM




A Malden teen has not been in touch with her family for a week, but does not qualify for an AMBER Alert, police said.

Brittany Geer, 17, left school at Malden High on Feb. 6 and hasn't
been heard from or seen her family since. Her case has taken on a life
of its own on social media, with a flyer posted by a family friend being
shared by close to 39,000 on Facebook.

A juvenile detective assigned to Geer's case has followed up on
several leads in Malden and nearby communities that have come up empty,
Malden Police Lieutenant Marc Gatcomb said Wednesday.

"Obviously, we take all cases involving children very seriously," he
said. "We're going to put as much effort into her case as any other."

Malden Police reviewed a checklist of recommended criteria to
activate an AMBER Alert, Gatcomb said, which includes whether the child
is proven to be abducted, and whether they are considered at risk of
bodily harm.

Gatcomb declined to discuss the specifics of Geer's case, since she
is a minor, but said it was reviewed by Malden Police, then State Police
officials who ultimately decided it was not fitting for an alert.

Geer's mother, Lois Cummisky of Marlborough, said Geer went missing
for 24 hours about two weeks ago before returning home safely, and on
this occasion she believed her daughter was with another girl who had
previously run away. Geer lives with her father in Malden.

"I just want her to come home, or at least call someone so we know she's safe," Cummisky said Tuesday. "We just need to know. We're all sick."

Students outside Malden High School Wednesday afternoon said they did
not know Geer well, but they believed she was going through family
issues and was not happy with her living situation.

Geer has lived in Malden with her father and stepmother since 2011,
Cummisky said. While Geer hasn't been in touch with her family since
Feb. 6, she spoke on the phone with an ex-boyfriend on Sunday, Feb. 10
to say we was OK, but did not say where she was, Cummisky said.

According to guidelines from the US Department of Justice,
when an AMBER Alert is declared, law enforcement notify broadcasters
and state transportation officials, and alerts interrupt regular
programming and are broadcast on radio and television appear on highway signs.

Cummisky said she was frustrated with the decision not to issue an AMBER Alert, which she believes could help find her daughter.

"I'm nauseous," she said. "I can't do anything."


http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/malden/2013/02/no_amber_alert_for_missing_mal.html
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Re: BRITTANY GEER - 17 yo - Malden, MA

Post by ladibug on Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:14 am

Yes Missing Malden teen found safe, reunited with father
Feb 16, 2013

MALDEN According to the Malden Police, missing Malden High School student Brittney Greer has been found. The girl was to be reunited with her father today. The circumstances of her disappearance were not disclosed, however, the girl was said to not have been in danger.
The case became a highly publicized local story after friends and family turned to Facebook to help spread word about her disappearance. The only flyer was widely disseminated, shared more than 30,000 times.

http://www.nobomagazine.com/2013/02/16/missing-malden-teen-found-safe-reunited-with-father/
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