MOUNT VERNON — A 14-year-old Mount Vernon girl who had been reported missing since Sunday is safe, according to Knox County Sheriff David Barber.
Starr Myers was taken to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office by a relative at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. At that time, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office was notified.
“When we received the call from Crawford County, I sent a detective and a Knox County Children Services worker to Galion to bring her back to Mount Vernon,” Barber said.
However, after Starr was interviewed by the detective and the social worker, she was left in the custody of her relative, who resides in Crawford County.
KCSO issued a press release Tuesday afternoon stating the young girl was missing. Starr was last seen Sunday with her grandmother in Mount Vernon. It was believed she was in the Galion or Bucyrus areas.
Starr’s mother, Amber Myers, told the News this morning she has not talked with her daughter since Friday and was unaware her daughter had been located.
“No one told me anything,” Myers said.
Capt. David Shaffer confirmed detectives went to speak to Myers this morning but had not returned as of press time.
Starr’s grandmother, Alice Matthews, was held on a charge of interference with custody. According to court records, Matthews posted bond on Tuesday.
The KCSO continues to investigate the situation.