PORT ANGELES — A Port Angeles mother is struggling to sleep at night as she searches for her 17-year-old daughter, Hannah Hendrickson, who was reported as a runaway last Saturday.
The teenager left early in the morning with her dog — a gray chihuahua — and her clothes, said her mother, Tina Hendrickson, on Wednesday.
“I’m just so afraid because I’ve never not known where she was or who she is with,” she said, her voice breaking. “I just need to know she is safe.”
Hannah is white, 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs 120 pounds, and has blonde hair and pierced ears, according to the Port Angeles Police Department.
Hannah was last known to be wearing black Nike shoes, black yoga pants and a sweatshirt that’s white on top and maroon on the bottom, according to PAPD. She also has a gray pea coat.
Port Angeles Police Department patrol officers and detectives are working together to find Hendrickson, said Deputy Chief Jason Viada.
“Our top priority is to get Hannah home safely,” he said. “We’re going to do everything we’re legally allowed to do.”
Viada said the PAPD has heard many rumors as to where she may be but has no solid evidence.
Tina Hendrickson said the days since her daughter went missing have been horrible.
“When I sleep, I have nightmares,” she said. “I feel like I let her down.”
Hendrickson is urging anyone who sees her daughter or knows where she is to call the police. Police say to call 9-1-1 immediately with a location, clothing description and any other information that would help law enforcement locate her.
Viada said that if anyone one sees her, they should call police, continue to watch the girl and stay on the phone with dispatch until police arrive.
Hendrickson said she hopes her daughter can call just to let her mother know she’s safe.
“I just want to make sure she’s safe and is someplace that she wants to be,” she said.
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