Search for missing Oxford girl continues
By Steven Hoffman
A 16-year-old Oxford Borough girl has been missing for more than a week, and the community is hoping for her safe return soon.
Lauryn Thompson ran away from home on March 9. She was last seen in the area of Honey Brook and West Brandywine Township at approximately 4 a.m. on that morning.
Lauryn is the daughter of an Oxford Borough Council member John Thompson, and at Monday night’s borough council meeting, resident Peggy Ann Russell said that she is hopeful that the girl’s picture and story will be widely circulated so that she can be found.
Lauryn is average height and weighs approximately 110 pounds. She has brown eyes and brown hair, but her hair may have red highlights or may be dyed red. She wears gauges in her ears with a bar through the top of her left ear.
Concerns about Lauryn’s well-being grow with each passing day.
“We, as a community, need to get the word out about this girl,” Russell said. She then announced that the A.C.E. Anti-Human Trafficking Alliance is now offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to Thompson’s return. This is in addition to another $1,000 reward that was already being offered.
John Thompson expressed his gratitude for the work of the Oxford police officers who are working to secure the safe return of his daughter.
“The police department has done a phenomenal job,” Thompson said.
Anyone with information about Lauryn’s whereabouts should contact the police at 610-268-3171.