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Volunteers wanted to help search for missing Hope Mills teen Saturday

Posted March 20, 2014
Updated March 22, 2014

Danielle Locklear

— Investigators are looking for volunteers to participate in a search for a missing Hope Mills teen on Saturday.

Volunteers are asked to meet in the South View High parking lot at 8 a.m. Saturday. Those who want to participate should e-mail organizers at finddanielle@townofhopemills.com.

Hope Mills police have received tips hourly in the search for missing South View High School student Danielle Locklear, Capt. David Servie said Wednesday.

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.

Anyone with information about Locklear or her disappearance is asked to contact Hope Mills police at 910-425-4103 or the FBI in Charlotte at 704-672-6100. 

"The most important thing is information," Servie said. 


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  • 678devilish Mar 21, 2014

    I am praying that they wil find this young lady. In this day and time, young ladies should never go alone, at day time or night. Times are different today and dangerous. Many loose their life. Parents talk to your daughters and sons too about these dangers. Teach your daughter to never except rides from strangers or even if they know them. THEY SHOULD CALL YOU!

  • pirategal Mar 21, 2014

    I'm not trying to be morbid here, but have they looked further into this creek that her clothes were found near? Could she have slipped and fallen in? Other news sources are saying her cell phone is cut off. How do they know that?