EMILY LALINSKY - 15 yo - / With: Robert Messer 37 - Plymouth Township, MI

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EMILY LALINSKY - 15 yo - / With: Robert Messer 37 - Plymouth Township, MI

Post by twinkletoes on Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:33 pm

'Come home,' mom begs teen who disappeared with 37-year-old man


Courtesy Neil and Lisa Schwartz
Emily Lalinsky, 15, ran away with 37-year-old Robert Messer, a family friend, on Sunday.

By Elisha Fieldstadt and Henry Austin, NBC News

A Michigan mother pleaded for her daughter to return home Monday after the 15-year-old ran away with a family friend more than twice her age, leaving behind cellphones and a letter professing the couple’s love.

“Come home,” Lisa Schwartz said in a message to her daughter on Monday, according to The Detroit Free Press.  
“What 37-year-old in their right mind runs away with a 15-year-old girl?” she said,

Courtesy Neil and Lisa Schwartz
Police are looking for 37-year-old Robert Messer and 15-year-old Emily Lalinsky, who disappeared together on Sunday.




Schwartz's daughter Emily Lalinsky left their Plymouth Township, Mich., home Sunday with 37-year-old Robert Messer after telling her mother the two were going on a hiking trip.

They left behind their cellphones and a letter explaining their actions.

“We are in love and cannot be apart from each other,” Messer wrote in the note broadcast by WDIV.  “This is sad to us but our love, though we’ve had to keep it a secret, has been the best part of both our lives. Please be happy for us.”

The second part of the letter was written by Lalinsky and said, “I was a great mom and everything and not to blame myself and that I couldn’t have stopped anything,” Schwartz told WDIV.

Schwartz told WDIV that she felt betrayed by the man who “was like a brother to me” and that the pair who met at church had never showed signs that they had feelings for one another. 

Courtesy Neil and Lisa Schwartz
Emily Lalinsky was reported missing Sunday night. In this photo, Robert Messer stands next to the pickup in which the two might be traveling.

“I think once he realizes the magnitude of what he has done, he might hurt himself, and I don’t know where that would leave her,” she said.

Both Lalinsky and Messer enjoy hiking, and they might have gone to a national park, Schwartz said.

Plymouth County police are treating the disappearance as a missing person case but did not have any leads and did not issue an Amber Alert, county police spokeswoman Jen Berezak said.

According to police, Messer drives a 1991 two-tone brown Ford truck and recently told colleagues he wanted to travel to Oregon or Idaho.  
 
 
This story was originally published on Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:03 PM EDT

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Re: EMILY LALINSKY - 15 yo - / With: Robert Messer 37 - Plymouth Township, MI

Post by ladibug on Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:37 pm

Missing Michigan teen found alive in a field with 37-year-old family friend

updated October 29, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Emily Lalinsky, 15, and Robert Messer, 37, were found together Tuesday in a field near 7 Mile Road and Chubb Road in Salem Township northeast of Ann Arbor in Washtenaw County, police said. The two had been missing since Sunday.
Emily_Lalinsky.jpgEmily Lalinsky, 15Courtesy of the Plymouth Township Police Department

Lieutenant Cal Lauria of the Plymouth Township police department said that Lalinsky is being treated at a local hospital for superficial wounds.

“The male is also being treated, but at a separate hospital,” Lt. Lauria said. “He is also being held in custody.”

Messer and Lalinsky disappeared Sunday after a planned trip to Ann Arbor.

http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2013/10/missing_michigan_teen_found_al.html
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Re: EMILY LALINSKY - 15 yo - / With: Robert Messer 37 - Plymouth Township, MI

Post by ladibug on Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:44 pm

Snipped:

"Earlier on Tuesday, Lieutenant Cal Lauria told Mlive.com that police were following up leads and were growing increasingly concerned for Lalinsky's safety.

'We believe that she is endangered, and that's based on the ongoing investigation,' he said. 'We believe that Mr Messer's mental state may be in question.'

Speaking to MailOnline, the teen's siblings expressed their delight and said they were looking forward to welcoming their sister home.

One said: 'We're all so happy, so relieved.'

They said they do not expect their sister home tonight and that she is currently in hospital and being interviewed by police. Robert Messer is in a separate hospital.

Earlier, former neighbor Donna Kelm told MailOnline that she had regularly seen Lalinsky and Messer 'kissing in his truck and holding hands.'

'I worried something like this would happen. This has been going on a long time,' she said.

'I found it upsetting. I used to take care of those girls when they were three and five. To see him kissing her. It's not right.' "

And why didn't this neighbor, who was close enough to have watched the children when they were younger, mention this to the mother if she was so concerned?
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"Messer, a recently divorced father-of-one who has known Lalinsky since she was a little girl, had written in a note: 'We are in love and cannot be apart from each other.'



'Emily doesn't have a dad, so she always looked up to Bob as a dad, as a father figure. They're both very introverted. They both love photography and they both love hiking.'

Schwartz, who has six children and is recently married, said she had always appreciated the time Messer had spent with her daughter because she had been so busy with the family.

'With me having so many kids I could not just take her and do things with her, so he was like, "I'll take her to Ann Arbor, I'll take her to Botanical Gardens",' she recounted.

Lisa and her husband Neil reported her daughter missing on Sunday night and police had been treating it as a missing person case.

'We can work through this, we always do,' her mother pleaded. 'I love you. Just come home.'

Authorities told Schwartz on Tuesday that there were tips coming in and confirmed at around 5:20 p.m. that Lalinsky had indeed been found safe.

Police were searching for Messer's 1991 two-tone brown Ford truck and had appealed to the public for help. He had recently told colleagues he wanted to travel to Oregon or Idaho.

Schwartz said they might have gone to a national park together as they both enjoy hiking and regularly took trips together.

'I think once he realizes the magnitude of what he has done, he might hurt himself, and I don't know where that would leave her,' the concerned mother told WDIV before the pair were found."

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2479209/Missing-Emily-Lalinsky-15-family-friend-37-self-inflicted-wrist-wounds.html#ixzz2jDTPCAOz
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