Leanna Walker’s family wants their missing 17-year-old daughter to know she’s not in any trouble and they just want her home.
This was the message as the search for the Milford, Pike County, Pa., teen, missing since Wednesday April 18, intensified on Sunday with the anonymous offering of a $10,000 reward and an organized search involving volunteer first responders organized by the group Missing in America. All this, according to reports by the Pocono Record:
“We want her to know we love her very much and her family is very concerned,” Walker’s sister Diane Bostedo told the newspaper in a phone interview Saturday. She added that Leanna should not worry that she is in trouble with her family â she is not, they just want her to come home.
Said Trooper Connie Devens of the state police: “She is a missing person originally reported to us as a runaway. We have no evidence to lead us to believe she has been harmed in anyway,” the newspaper quoted.
However, developments regarding Walker’s boyfriend have been troubling, as the Pocono Record reports:
Walker’s boyfriend, Sky Michael McDonough, 24, also from Milford, was arrested Tuesday on unrelated charges, including active arrest warrants from Sussex, New Jersey for burglary and fleeing apprehension.
McDonough was identified as a person of interest in Walker’s missing person case, and agreed to take police to the location where he said he and Walker were staying in the woods, a criminal complaint said.
However, during this search, McDonough was able to escape from the officer escorting him.
A makeshift campsite was later discovered inside a barn on a llama farm, and McDonough was taken back into custody after being found in that area.
Anyone with information or leads is encouraged to contact Blooming Grove State Police at 570-226-5718.