Update: Authorities looking for Teenager UPDATE


MISSING FROM RUSSELL: 13-year-old Alyssa Mayberry
(Photo courtesy Russell Police Dept)

Late Thursday night, the Russell Police Department reported the missing teenager had been found. Their facebook page said,

“The missing juvenile from earlier today has returned home safe and unhurt. The Russell Police Department would like to thank all concerned citizens!”

We will have additional details as they become available.

1:50 pm: Russell Police Chief Dale Weimaster told Hays Post that it appears the missing teen is a runaway and was not an abduction.  He says that the teen was supposed to be going to Kansas City with her mother, and went missing before they were to depart.  The girl’s bags that would have accompanied her on the trip were left in the back of the home.   Based on what officers have seen and heard they are treating it as a runaway case.

Chief Weimaster said that while officers can’t be 100% sure, the department believes that the teen left home because she didn’t want to go to Kansas City with her mother, and he feels that the teen is still in Russell.

At this time the family is not aware of any additional bags or clothing that are missing that could help identify the teen.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Russell Police Department at 785-483-2121


Original Story: An attempt to locate has been issued for a Russell teenager.

Thirteen-year-old Alyssa Mayberry was last seen at 8 a.m. when she left a relative’s home in Russell on the way to an appointment in Kansas City. She is described as a white female, blonde hair, blue eyes, 5’ tall and 110 pounds.

She was last seen wearing a mid length floral skirt and white windbreaker.  Please contact police if you have any information.

Russell Police Department:  785-483-2121

  • other shoe

    13 years old? Tell me she wasn’t traveling by herself. The little bit of info here is leaving out some needed details.

    • IamwhoIam

      The update does mention she was going to be traveling with her mother to Kansas City.

  • guest

    Please report the correct information, her name is ALYSSA

  • Me

    God I go to school with her she is my bestfriend I hope that she just ranaway instead of something elese

  • gskeers

    looks like she needs to brush her teeth the way the photo looks

    • passin_threw

      perhaps you should clean your glasses. pretty sure those are braces.

  • deeder3

    Commenting Disclaimer-BE RESPECTFUL (gskeers) if you could see the entire photo- you would see that she is in fact holding a bag of candy up- let’s see here….thinking, thinking…..hmmm….teenager with braces and a forbidden bag of candy and has friend snap a pic…..only my opinion here but WAY BETTER THAN A 13 YEAR OLD SNAPPING PICS OF HER 30 WEEK PREGNANT BELLY!!!!!!! BTW- she has been found, moms words are “she’s ok” now, what’s the definition of ‘ok’ I’m sure its been a long day for those in Russell. Hope and prayers that gskeers never has to deal with something like this.

  • gskeers

    where did they find her at