Update: Sunday, January 15 at 10:20 p.m. The mother of a missing Jefferson City teen says the FBI is now involved with the investigation.Dana Miller, the mother of Lindsay Miller told KRCG Sunday she fears her daughter could be in trouble.She said itâ??s unlike her to not call or have some kind of communication with her family for an extended period of time.Miller told KRCG Sergio Sayles, the man her daughter is allegedly with is why she isnâ??t calling, "I really feel at this point he's keeping her from contacting family and friends".Miller believes Sayles could also be involved with drugs, just one more reason she wants her daughter home as soon as possible.
Update: Friday, January 13 at 4:20 p.m.
Authorities believe the missing Jefferson City teen, 16-year-old Lindsay Miller, is heading to the state of California.
They believe she is with her 25-year-old boyfriend, Sergio Sayles.
Thursday night the Cole County Sheriff's Department got information from sources saying miller was in Arizona, heading to California. Miller's mother told law enforcement her daughter had left town with Sayles on her own will January 3. Cole County Sheriff's Captain John Wheeler said an Amber Alert hasn't been issued because Miller doesn't meet the criteria for it. "In order for it to be an Amber Alert, she would have to be in danger of some type and we have no indication that she's in any danger whatsoever and also, there's several aspects that have to be covered before it's an amber alert and she doesn't meet that criteria," Wheeler said. Earlier reports said Sayles is armed and dangerous, wheeler said he doesn't believe that's the case. However he did say that Sayles is wanted in Missouri.
They believe the couple are traveling in a dark blue Dodge Stratus with the Illinois license plate N416204.
Since local law enforcement believe the two have crossed state lines, the FBI has been notified.
If you have any information call the Cole County Sheriff's Department at 573-634-9160.
The Missouri Highway Patrol has put out a missing persons report for a 16-year-old Jefferson City girl who disappeared more than a week ago.
Family and friends have not heard from Lindsay Miller since she left with a male friend January 3rd.
Her mother told law enforcement Lindsay had apparently left town with her boyfriend, 25-year-old Sergio Sayles, and was not taken against her will.
Sayles is wanted by police and is considered armed and dangerous.
A news release from the Cole County Sherrif's Department says the two are supposedly traveling in a dark blue Dodge Stratus with an Illinois license plate of N416204.
They are believed to be going to the state of California and authorities believe Miller last known location was in Arizona.
Since authorities believe the two have crossed state lines, they have notified the FBI.
Miller is a white female weighing 130lbs. She stands five feet tall.
If you have information, call the Springfield MO Police Department at 417-864-1810 or the Mising Persons Clearingouhse at 573-526-6178.
Click here to see a picture of Lindsay Miller and the patrol's missing persons flyer.