MPD Asks for Help in Locating Teenager

Meridian police asked again Thursday for information about a missing Meridian teenager.

14-year-old Kristy Rodgers has been reported as a runaway three times in the past six months, August and December of 2009 and February 2010.

Rodgers is 5'1" and weigh s approximately 115 pounds. She has brown hair, usually worn down her back or in ponytails. She has hazel eyes.

Rodgers was last seen at her residence in the 200 block of 30th Avenue, where she is believed to have run away between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. on
Feb. 14, 2010.

Rodgers was last known to be wearing black pants with flowers around the bottom, a pink hooded sweatshirt , pink and white tennis shoes, and a small black backpack. Rodgers has possibly been seen in the 48th Avenue area since then.

Information about Rodgers may be reported to the Meridian Police Department at 601-485-1893 or the MPD's Investigations Division at 601-485-1859.


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  • by Anonymous Location: Meridian on Mar 1, 2010 at 04:24 AM
    I wonder if this child is running a way to be with a boyfriend who who mother/father will not let her be with. I wonder if she wants to do things that her parents will not let you do. There may not be abuse or anything in the home. She might just be a child who wants her way and can't get it.
  • by Anonymous Location: Meridian on Feb 26, 2010 at 01:19 PM
    I agree with Again?, child services needs to step in and find out why this child is running away. There may be something wrong in her household. Maybe they need to look into who she is running to. There is an adult (could possibly be a sick male) out there somewhere that is taking care of this child while she is away from home. She apparently is eating and sleeping somewhere and another child is not feeding or clothing her. She needs psychiatric evaluating and all that are involved need to be punished.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 26, 2010 at 06:23 AM
    cops here dont look for runaways and these kids no it. If they bump into them or someone calls and tells them where the kid is they we pick them up. They dont spend time or money on this, dont let fool you.
  • by an observer Location: Meridian on Feb 25, 2010 at 08:04 PM
    Kids say that her so called mother puts her out then reports her missing. DFACS needs to check into this along with MPD.
  • by andrew on Feb 25, 2010 at 03:10 PM
    maybe her little ____ won't be found this time. this enough. stop looking for her. it is not a worry anymore. looks as if it is her regular routine.
  • by Sick and Tired Location: Meridian on Feb 25, 2010 at 09:51 AM
    How many times can the MPD be forced to get involved in a "runaway" that obviously isn't a runaway before the parents are held accountable for the tax dollars used in the search. I can understand if a child disappears to use every available resource to look for him or her but three times in the past six months?!?!?!?! Obviously, there's something more going on-rather it be a bad home situation or just a kid that needs a swift kick to the rear. I myself am tired of paying for this mess!I think once she's found or shows up this time, she should be locked up in juvey hall for a while and her parents required to pay the city back.
  • by Again? on Feb 25, 2010 at 09:49 AM
    Here we go again . . . has child services stepped in to see what this child might be running away from?
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