On Monday (Oct 7) at approximately 9:00 a.m. officers received a report of a possible runaway / missing person from Bunker Hill. 17-year-old Cierra Cheyenne Swodeck was last seen in Russell between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 6th.
Russell County Undersheriff Max Barrett told Hays Post that so far, all leads have been followed through and authorities have not located the girl. Some of the leads indicated the girl was in Missouri, others put her in Dodge City. Barrett said that though Swodeck hasn’t been found yet, the department welcomes and will actively pursue all leads that could assist in returning her home safely. He said that the department still believes this is a runaway case.
“The latest information that we’ve been able to get from people is that she possibly had been planning this for about week. So we’d really like to get her found and find out what the deal is. But, you can’t take anything for granted.”
Barrett stated that Swodeck’s friends have been interviewed as part of the investigation. It was during those interviews that officers learned the missing girl had talked about running away due to personal issues. Barrett stressed the importance of reaching out to authorities with any information about this or any other runaway case, no matter how insignificant you think your information is.
“Please call us or contact us on facebook, or contact us on our tip line: firstname.lastname@example.org. We just need your information. If you want to remain anonymous that’s fine. If you want to give us your name we appreciate it so we can talk to individuals. Whatever information you have, we appreciate whatever we can get.”
Cierra Swodeck is 5’6″, 110 lbs with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black vest, gray shirt and black pants. She was also in possession of a black-and-purple checkered backpack.
If you have seen this juvenile or know her location, please contact the Russell County Sheriff’s Office at 785-483-2151.