Tuesday January 31, 2012

GREAT BARRINGTON -- Relatives of a local runaway are asking for the public’s help in finding the missing teen.

Emily Mills, 16, was last seen at 12:05 p.m. last Wednesday at Monument Mountain High School, where she took a bus to Pittsfield, according to her mother, Denise Mills.

Emily Mills, a junior, had been staying in foster care in Otis since August, according to her mother, because of issues with drugs and other associations in her hometown of Auburn.

Emily Mills is 5-feet 9-inches with blue eyes and brown hair. She has braces and ear, nose and belly button piercings.

Denise Mills said her daughter has left before, but always to somewhere she knew.

"This unknown is just killing me," she said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police.

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