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Police: Information key to finding Hope Mills teen

Posted March 19, 2014

— Hope Mills police have gotten tips almost on the hour in the search for missing South View High student Danielle Locklear, Capt. David Servie said in an update to the media Wednesday evening.

Danielle, 15, is bi-racial and has black hair and green eyes. She stands 5 feet 1 inch tall and weighs 150 to 160 pounds, and she has been missing for more than a week.

The teenager left her grandparents’ home on Trencholm Lane in Hope Mills' Fox Meadow/Brook Ridge subdivisions on March 11 to visit a friend.

She never arrived. Her grandfather contacted police the next day.

After more than a week, few clues have surfaced. Investigators have searched an area by a creek that runs near the neighborhood, a local hangout for teenagers. 

Police are conscious that because of Danielle's age, she may have a wider circle of contacts than her parents realize.

"We have to talk to people who know her so that we can learn about her so that we can find Danielle," Servie said.

He asked that people with information about Locklear or her disappearance contact the Hope Mills Police Department at 910-425-4103 or the FBI in Charlotte at 704-672-6100. "The most important thing is information," he said. 


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  • pirategal Mar 20, 2014

    Why was the command post cancelled? What articles of clothing were found? There is still so much to this story that is not being told...

  • Heather Brittingham Mar 19, 2014
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    She's 15 years old. How exactly can she be held accountable? I just hope it's something innocent and she's safe. I fear that's not the case here. I hope I am proven wrong!

  • dwr1964 Mar 19, 2014

    Nothing in any news reports has mentioned anything about there being problems inside the family circle. That does not mean that she did not run away, but it would suggest that she didn't. Next there is the "boy factor". Again, there has been no mention of a boyfriend, though most 15 year old kids do have that boyfriend/girlfriend relationship. There is always the possibility of foul play, drugs or internal issues that are not yet known. The bottom lines is, she needs to be found. Prayer is what she and her family need most right now.

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Mar 19, 2014

    Praying for her safe return soon.
    Praying for her loved ones who must be frantic with worry for her.

  • Wise Man Says Mar 19, 2014

    I feel sorry for the family. This must be excruciating.

    My granddaughter is the same age and these pictures remind me of her. Judging from the pictures I bet she has a facebook account, instagram or whatever, where perverts can view them and find how where she lives. This social media stuff in the hands of kids and childish adults is like playing with fire. It's the worst.

    I pray this is not the case.

  • mafiamic Mar 19, 2014

    Hope they find her and hopefully her friend (s) know something

  • Wisdom50 Mar 19, 2014

    Praying for LE to cover all grounds and for the safe return of this young girl. She is beautiful.

  • Naysayer Mar 19, 2014

    Prayers for her and her family. Hopefully turns out she just decided to stay with a friend or something along those lines.

  • johnnybgood Mar 19, 2014

    doesn't look good; I really hope I'm wrong.

  • pirategal Mar 19, 2014

    I truly do hope she is found safe, but if she ran away of her own free will, she should be held accountable for the time & money that was used searching for her.