MPD Reports Teen Missing Again

Investigators with the Meridian Police Department say a teenager who has run away several times is again missing.

Lashonda Bennoman, 16, was last seen by her mother Sept. 26 at 2829 40th Avenue in Meridian. Officials were told Lashonda said she was going to see her father, but never made it there.

Anyone who has information on her whereabouts is asked to call Meridian police at 601-485-1893 or Crimestoppers at 601-485-1860.

Bennoman is of medium build, 5'3", 150 pounds, has short black hair, and brown eyes. At the time she went missing, Lashonda was wearing a black shirt and blue jeans.

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  • by someone Location: meridian on Oct 9, 2009 at 01:30 PM
    ok i think that if she keeps running away means their has to be a reason why dont ya think it aint just cause she wants to mabey its cuz shes better off away from them i hope shes ok but dont judge her and dont knock her for what she done if you dont know the reasons to why she did it i dont blame her cause i dont know the circumstances behind it so i hope shes ok but think about it it could be the mothers fault she ran away you dont know what goes on at home so dont judge her
  • by Give Me a Break on Oct 9, 2009 at 10:04 AM
    I know this child and family. Apparently by societies definition she has not been abused. However, It is the same thing I see every day. Mom who has 4-8 children, different fathers that are not active, mom does not work, grandmother trying to help, recieve gov't assistance and welfare, etc... In my book the way these kids are being raised it is abuse! Lashonnda never had a chance. Until America wakes up (did you see the news story on Chicago??) and acknowledges the real problem it will only get worse. We might can still fix it but if we wait much longer it will be chaos. Stop paying these people to have kids they are not raising and taking care of and stop making it pay to actually work. I don't have 4-8 kids because I have a job and when I finally get home I am too tired for what it takes to make a baby. SO, the answer is simple stop enabling them!!!I hope Lashonnda is OK, but they might as well just let her go. Too late for the "butt whooping". Stop being scared you will offend.
  • by Jody Location: Union on Oct 5, 2009 at 02:42 PM
    You want to talk about the "good ole days". Not a single one of you would have said anything about this child to the parent's face. This child needs help. There is apparently something she is running from! What is this child is sexually abused, how could you sleep at night saying that she just need a spanking?
  • by Grizzly Location: Meridian on Oct 5, 2009 at 06:53 AM
    If this was your child that ran away 2-3-4 times would you not want the police departments help?
  • by MommyDearest Location: Meridian on Oct 5, 2009 at 06:52 AM
    I agree to the "Good Ole Butt Whipping". It worked in my day and a little old fashion rearing would not hurt in this situation.
  • by Laura Location: Livingston on Oct 4, 2009 at 08:21 PM
    Sounds like someone just wants some attention, or something wrong in the house hold but what ever the problem is good old fashion but whipping and punishment for a couple of months on lock down will do the trick. Go to school escorted of course come home abd have to stay in the house and do school work for about 2-3 months will approve anybody attitude.
  • by Anonymous Location: Lauderdale on Oct 4, 2009 at 09:01 AM
    Why are they even bothering with reporting this ...again. This little girl needs to be punished for wasting resources every time she gets a "bug up her butt" to run away. There are a lot of other ways our tax dollars can be spent. Mayor Barry needs to put an end to this type of abuse.
  • by Laura Location: Meridian on Oct 4, 2009 at 08:35 AM
    This kid is pushing the edge of the envelope really hard. Sixteen years old, and still not under the control of her mother? Maybe I am too "old school" about this, but for her mother to allow her that much freedom or to have that little parental control that she (the mother) doesn't have a clue where her child is?
  • by Anonymous Location: Meridian on Oct 3, 2009 at 06:16 PM
    Sounds like to me we need to stop wasting tax payers dollars for people who continue to run off doing God knows what and making babies.
  • by Loretta Location: Kemper on Oct 3, 2009 at 04:53 PM
    I dont know who this child parents are,but she need the parents that I had coming up as a child.She'll think twice before she think the word RUN again
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