Police searching for three juvenile runaways in NEK

in Barton/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

BARTON — The Vermont State Police and the Hardwick Police Department are investigating a missing persons case involving three local juveniles who are believed to have run away together overnight.

Isiah LeBlanc, 16, ran away from his home in Hardwick. He is 5’8”, 160 lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes, and wearing jeans and a brown leather jacket. Police say he took his father’s gold 1998 Chevrolet Prizm with Vermont registration HFB 416.

Maya Lemmon, 14, ran away from her home in Danville. She is 5’6” and 130 lbs, with brown hair, brown eyes, and an unknown clothing description. She is believed to have been picked up by Isiah LeBlanc sometime between 9 p.m. Wednesday and 1:30 a.m. Thursday.

Zoe Shafer-Gold, 11, ran away from her home in Barton. She is 5’4” and 115 lbs, with brown hair and hazel eyes, and an unknown clothing description. She is believed to be with Maya Lemmon and Isiah LaBlanc, leaving between 2-3 a.m. Thursday.

Police say their location or destination of travel is unknown at this time.

Anyone with any information as to their whereabouts is asked to contact the Vermont State Police in St. Johnsbury at 802-748-3111.

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