Social Media Campaign Sparks Search For Missing Potomac Girl
Victoria Yeutter, a freshman at Connelly School of the Holy Child, was last seen in the early morning hours between Sunday and Monday.
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Family, friends and strangers alike are searching for a missing 15-year-old Potomac girl, after she ran away in the early morning hours of Monday, April 9. Less than 24 hours after Victoria Yeutter was reported missing, hundreds of Facebook posts, Tweets, Tumblr posts and blogs are calling for her safe return.
Victoria is a freshman at Connelly School of the Holy Child and was last seen around midnight on Sunday by her mother, Cristy Yeutter.
"She ran away Sunday night over night, into Monday morning. We're not sure exactly when," Cristy Yeutter said. "I gave it a couple of hours in the morning to see if I could locate her. When it became apparent I couldn't I went to police and filed a missing person."
After going to police, Cristy Yeutter said that a close friend of Victoria had the idea to post a campaign looking for her on Facebook. The page profile picture, which describes Victoria and the circumstances surrounding her disappearance, was shared over 200 times in less than 17 hours. Cristy Yeutter and her family hope the social media blast will help find Victoria and bring her home.
"She's just going through a lot of issues and this was just her way of trying to deal with it I think," Cristy Yeutter said. "It seems to me that she's been planning it for while."
A missing person report for Victoria was filed April 9 around 1:07 p.m., according to police spokesperson Rebecca Innocenti. Patch will update this story as information becomes available.
Editor's note: a previous version of this story incorrectly dated the time of the missing person report. We regret the error.