UPDATE: The Llano County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the missing teen was found Jan. 19 at a residence in Kingsland. The investigation is ongoing, and more information on the circumstances surrounding the incident are pending, officials said.
STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY
LLANO — Llano County Sheriff’s Office investigators believe a 15-year-old girl, considered a runaway since Jan. 9, might not want to be found and could be in danger.
LCSO has released a bulletin with descriptive information about Calissa Gupton, 15, of Llano County.
“She was at school, and she left school,” LCSO Investigator Janie Crumpler said.
Gupton is 5 feet 6 inches and 110 pounds and has blue eyes and blonde hair. She might have changed her hair color to elude authorities.
“We’re working with (Child Protective Services) and with the (Llano) high school and with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children,” Crumpler said. “We’d like the public to help locate the girl.”
Authorities believe she might still be in the Llano or Kingsland areas but could have traveled to Burnet County.
“I don’t believe she’s going to be with family,” Crumpler said. “We don’t know who she’s with, so anytime there’s a situation like that, a child could be in danger.”
The missing girl might have contacts in Burnet and Cottonwood Shores, according to the report.
Those with information about the teen’s whereabouts or who think they’ve spotted her should call the Llano County Sheriff’s Office at (325) 247-5767.