Missing Brookline teens found in Milford
Friday, September 13, 2013
BROOKLINE – Two Brookline teenagers who apparently ran away from home in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Sept. 10 triggered a huge manhunt and were found safe in Milford a few hours later.
The report of the missing girls sent out alerts through reverse 911 and the national Child Find organization.
According to Brookline Police Chief Bill Quigley, Erin Stamic, 13, spent the night at the Mountain Road home of her friend, Kyra Stoud, 14. They were last seen by Stoud’s mother around 9 p.m., Monday, Sept. 9 and were reported missing at approximately 5 a.m. when Stoud went to wake them and realized they were gone.
The girls told police they wanted to skip school and slipped out of the house with the intention of going back inside once the family had left.
However, after the search began and there were police and K9s in the area of Mountain Road, they decided not to go home and walked in the woods instead.
The pair were found by Milford police shortly before 11 a.m. and returned to Brookline for questioning before being released to their parents.
“They were found about two miles away as the crow flies,” Quigley said, “but there were a lot of man-hours invested.”