Metro-East News

Missing East Alton teenager found safely

Police safely found a 15-year-old East Alton girl who they believed had ran away with another juvenile.

Avery Maness was reported missing to police after she had not been seen since Friday, Chief Darren Carlton said. She was returned to her mother without incident.

“We have some good information that she is still in the area at this time,” he wrote in an email.

The teenager is 5-foot-3, 105 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information about Maness’ whereabouts is asked to call the East Alton Police Department at 618-259-6212.