The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office has issued an alert for a missing 15-year-old female teenager who Florida authorities say may be in or heading to North Platte.
According to Lincoln County Chief Deputy Sheriff Dean Sparks, Eman Mohammad Alsayegh, a Kuwaiti national, and her family were vacationing in Kissimmee, Fla., at the time of her disappearance. The family left the location where they were staying, leaving Eman at the residence alone for the day.
When her family returned, the teenager was gone.
Florida investigators tracked the young girl to a bus station, where they learned that Eman had purchased a bus ticket to Omaha, requesting a transfer to North Platte. Employees at the bus station told authorities that Eman had said she had family in North Platte, but the family told investigators that they have neither friends nor family anywhere in the United States.
Sparks said there is great concern over the young girl's disappearance because it is feared that Eman is traveling to North Platte after having met someone over the Internet. Police think that she is coming to North Platte to meet with whoever it was she had been speaking with online.
Sparks said Eman speaks good English, but with an accent. She is 5 feet, 4 inches tall, has short black hair and brown eyes. Details were still sketchy at press time on Thursday and investigators did not know Eman's weight or last known clothing. Any information on the whereabouts of Eman should be reported immediately to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office or simply by calling 911.
As of 9 p.m. on Thursday evening, Eman was still believed missing, according to North Platte Police Lt. Rich Hoaglund.