Missing girl found

Published 12:48 pm Saturday, June 30, 2012

Pagie Reed's family reported her missing during the free movie showing at Riverfront Park Friday night. She was found today.

Alicia Reed and her family are breathing a sigh of relief today after her 14-year-old daughter was found.

Paige Reed, a Ring Lardner student, went missing at approximately 9:30 p.m. Friday while attending the free movie showing at Riverfront Park with her family.

Alicia said her daughter “was mad and had got into a little bit of trouble.”

Alicia went into the Wonderland theater for snacks, and when she returned outside, Paige was gone.

The community quickly rallied around the family, distributing missing person fliers in Riverfront Park and to downtown merchants. Facebook buzzed with the news as users shared the flier on the social networking site.

“My whole family and friends were out there with fliers,” Alicia said. “It was wonderful.”

Paige was found midday Saturday.

“I went to this boy’s house and had gotten the runaround there,” Alicia said. A neighbor who had seen Paige there tipped her off.

“She was there,” Alicia said.

Alicia contacted the Niles Police Department, but because Paige had not been missing for 24 hours yet, she was deemed a runaway. A police officer was not available for comment on the case.