Missing Herriman teen found safe; search on for person she was with

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  • ChaserDay Herriman, UT
    Jan. 16, 2013 3:41 p.m.

    I am writing about the missing girl and I am thankful for all who searched and helped find her. I am aware that people organized search parties here in Herriman and very thankful for that.

  • Alfred Ogden, UT
    Jan. 12, 2013 7:58 p.m.

    "In the mantime, end the endless speculation and be grateful she was found and was safe."

    What's so wrong with speculation? And it's not speculation. It's called opining about a very serious issue.

    If she's standing a in mall and calls her grandmother to come get her, what are we to think? Was she with a friend? Was she forcefully taken by someone? These are all perfectly legit issues to be discussing on this article. Even the cops are doing a fair amount of speculatin'.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Jan. 11, 2013 11:38 p.m.

    Those speculating that she was or was not kidnapped apparently are unfamiliar with a term called "facts in evidence." Wait uintil the investigation has been completed and then the facts will be presented and if a crime has occurred, charges will likely be filed. In the mantime, end the endless speculation and be grateful she was found and was safe.

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    Jan. 11, 2013 1:53 p.m.

    It's a little early for Winder to be running for re-election, but that is what he seems to be doing.

    My guess is that she has a boyfriend and they ran off and then got scared of the consequenses. Seems like she needs some parental involvement. Notice, she called her grandma, not her parents.

    Meckofahess, can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not. It seems like it.

  • CP Tooele, UT
    Jan. 11, 2013 1:51 p.m.

    This article said she left her bedroom window of her own free will..She didn't have to leave her house. I agree with CougarBlue. I'm sorry in my book she isn't the victim..her family and all the volunteers are the victims.

  • CougarBlue Heber City, UT
    Jan. 11, 2013 11:35 a.m.

    If, and that is a big IF, she left on her own accord I would suggest the police have her sign a 10 year contract and she can get a part time job and start paying off the cost of the police to find her. Probably won't happen.

  • Meckofahess Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 11, 2013 11:07 a.m.

    As a citizen of the county, I am extremely impressed and happy with the serice and leadership we are seeing from Sheriff Winder!. How he is handling this matter and that whole mug shot issue is very professional and shows a LOT of good judgement on his part. Thanks Sheriff - we need more public servants like you!

  • SG in SLC Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 11, 2013 9:57 a.m.


    Regardless of whether she left her home voluntarily or not, if she was prevented from returning home and was held against her will by the person(s) whom she was with, particularly of the person(s) was/were adult(s), that would be kidnapping.

    I'm just glad that she is home and appears to be safe.

  • happylife OREM, UT
    Jan. 11, 2013 9:25 a.m.

    Why in the world would you put her home address in this article? That is the height of irresponsibility!

  • RBN Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 11, 2013 9:25 a.m.

    I'm glad she's safe.

    However, Winder ought to check out the definition of kidnapping ("taken"). I think he'll find that if she left willingly she was not "taken" or kidnapped. Other charges may be appropriate, but kidnapping wouldn't be one of them.

  • LVIS Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 11, 2013 9:21 a.m.

    Why put her address in the paper? Just curious what purpose that serves.

  • UtahBruin Saratoga Springs, UT
    Jan. 11, 2013 8:57 a.m.

    Glad to hear she is safe.

    But the sheriff believes she left out the window by herself. Really, why not just ask her and she will tell you if she left herself or if she was coaxed. Probably a part to leave out of the article since she is now safe and at home. Wait until you have the full story before you make a comment like that.

  • Jim1027 St. George, UT
    Jan. 11, 2013 8:54 a.m.

    I'm so glad she's safe and the news was better than I expected.

  • srw Riverton, UT
    Jan. 11, 2013 8:30 a.m.


    "Winder believes whoever Brooklyn was with saw news reports of those efforts and felt pressure to drop her off somewhere so she could be reunited with her family."

    So the search was effective in a way that I didn't imagine...

  • Why would I? Farmington, UT
    Jan. 11, 2013 8:26 a.m.

    Extremely good news for her and her family! Thanks to all who helped in any manner in the search for her.