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Friday, May 14, 2010

Missing with Autism: Shelby Wengerd (Perry Township, Ohio)

Shelby Wengerd, 14, Autism, Missing in Perry Township Ohio.

Shelby PERRY TOWNSHIP, OH (WOIO) - The Perry Township Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in helping find a missing special needs girl.

14-year-old Shelby Wengerd is an MRDD student that functions at an 8-year-old level. She was last seen at her residence on Wednesday, May 12th at 3PM.

Shelby walked away from the residence on her own. She was last seen wearing a blue sweater over a red shirt, black sweat pants, sneakers and glasses.

Anyone with information on Shelby's whereabouts is urged to contact the Perry Township Police Department at 330-478-5121.

Source: Age of Autism - Shelby Wengerd, 14, Autism, Missing in Perry Township Ohio.

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Case Type: Endangered Missing
Missing Date: Wednesday 12th May 2010
Missing From: Canton Ohio
Missing Country: USA
Sex: Female
DOB: 28/Jun/1995
Age Now: 14

Specific Details:
Hair: Brown Eye Color: Brown
Height: 5'0" Weight: 115lbs
Race: White language: Unknown

Special Facts: Endangerd Missing Child Advisory

She was last known to be wearing a blue sweater over a red shirt, black sweatpants and sneakers. Shelby may be in need of medical attention.

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Shelby Wengard, 14, has been missing since 3 p.m. Wednesday when she walked away from a friend’s house near 15th Street and Perry Drive Southwest, according to police.


Perry Township Police Department (Ohio) 1-330-478-5121 or
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)

If you have any information on Shelby Wengerd please contact the official numbers above immediately. Alternatively, you can e-mail us here at Help Find My Child - you can do this in strictest confidence - we will make sure your information is passed on to the relevant places.

Airplane may join search for missing Shelby Wengerd

Airplane may join search for missing Perry girl

Authorities are expected to conduct an aerial search Friday afternoon for a missing 14-year-old Perry Township girl. The FBI is deploying a plane from Cleveland to assist with the search for Shelby Wengerd, according to Perry Police Chief Mike Pomesky.

Wengerd disappeared from the area of 15th Street and Perry Drive SW around 3 p.m. Wednesday after walking away from a friend’s house. Wengerd, who lives in the 4900 block of 14th St. S.W., is believed to be a runaway, police said. Foul play is not suspected.

Perry Township authorities requested a plane from the Ohio Highway Patrol on Thursday, but weather conditions were unfavorable for an aerial search. The Highway Patrol did not have a plane available today, said Lt. Eric Sheppard, of the Highway Patrol’s Canton post.

A special needs student at Edison Junior High, Wengerd is described as 5-feet tall, about 115 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. She was wearing a blue sweater over a red shirt, black sweat pants, sneakers and glasses.

In addition to the FBI, the Stark County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio State Patrol, and a representative from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children are helping. They are also receiving assistance from neighboring police stations.

“She hasn’t been located, and we still don’t have anything definitive,” Deputy Chief Brian Carbenia said.

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