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Update: Missing Hilo teen Meghan Olcott found, is now back at home

UPDATED (11/6/09)

From their blog:

What Happened? The Short Version

Understandably, many hundreds of people who worried and prayed for Meghan and her family over the past week are curious to know what happened to Meg and how she came home. While we are still gathering pieces of the story, and we want to protect the family as much as possible as they start to heal, we want to share the short version right now.

Last August, as Meghan was helping outat the county fair, she met a predatory young woman. This young woman planned to take Meg, and she and her friends cultivated Meg over a period of several weeks, drawing her into their activities until finally she was lured out last Sunday night and not allowed to return.

The predator played with Brenda, contacting her to lie about where Meg might be and who she might be with. Once the truth filtered through from other sources, Brenda lured Predator to their home, where the police were waiting. Another policeman followed tips to where Meg was and brought her home. Now the healing begins.

Over 4700 people have visited this page in the past few days. Thank you for your interest, your information, and your prayers!!!

UPDATED (11/5/09)

Meghan was found by police on Wednesday afternoon (Nov 4) in Hilo and is now back home.

From their blog:

Meghan is home! Thank you so much for all of your help, prayers, and well wishes. As soon as everyone has had a chance to regroup a bit, we’ll update again.

Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts.


Meghan Olcott

Meghan Olcott

The Hawai’i Police Department is searching for a 15-year-old Hilo girl reported as missing.

Meghan Olcott was last seen at her Hilo home around 10 p.m. Sunday (November 1).

She is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-5, about 128 pounds with blue eyes and red or auburn hair. She wears braces with orange and rubber tension bands and was last seen wearing shorts, blue Teva footwear and a gray hooded sweatshirt with “Washington, D.C.” on the front.

Police ask that anyone with information on her whereabouts call Officer Nicole Leyson at the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.


A 15-year-old Hilo girl has gone missing from her home. She did not attend school Monday and her friends say they have not heard from her.

The family is asking Big Island residents to help in their effort to find Meghan Olcott.

Her mother, Brenda, issued this statement:

This morning I woke up at 2:30 a.m. to my worst nightmare, an empty bed.  The world just fell apart without warning.  Meghan, my 15 year old daughter, is missing.

I last saw Meghan when she went to bed about 10 p.m. on Sunday night.  We had a great weekend and she was in good spirits – excitedly talking about school today.

I believe she has on a black Washington DC hood sweatshirt and is wearing blue teva slippers, nothing appears to be missing and her phone is off.

Meghan’s friends are looking for her, no one has heard from her.

A recent picture of Meghan is attached.  She’s 15 1/2, about 5’5″ and 128 lbs.  She has curly red hair, bright blue eyes and is loved beyond measure.  I just want my daughter safe.  I want her home.  She is my heart & soul.  Please keep her in your thoughts and please help us find her.

PLEASE HELP!  Please call me at 808-557-8975 or the Police Department at 808-935-3311 with any information. Please ask Meghan to call home.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 or 329-8181.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 or 329-8181.

3 Responses to “Update: Missing Hilo teen Meghan Olcott found, is now back at home”

  1. christy bettencourt says:

    i was in rehab with meghan just a few days ago. she is doing well and i hope nothing but the best for her. i love that girl with all my heart. she is amazing thank you to all who helped fimd her. had u not. i may not have gotten the chance to know such a beutifull person. i love you meg.


  2. summer says:

    i hope she has a better life than me…im glad u love ur child

  3. Mia Karr says:

    I miss this girl so much. I wish she was home or by a computer


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