Local authorities have enlisted the help of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation in locating a teenage Great Bend girl missing since Saturday night.
Alicia DeBolt, 14, was last seen at about 11 p.m. Saturday when she left her house to go to a party in southeast Great Bend with a 19-year-old male friend, said Holly DeBolt, Alicia’s sister-in-law. Alicia had outlined her plans with her mother Tammy DeBolt before leaving their home at 910 Stone.
Shortly after, she failed to meet a friend of hers at a convenience store on east 10th Street, Holly said.
According to Great Bend Police Detective David Bailey, the family reported Alicia missing late Sunday morning. The Great Bend Police Department is following up on several leads, but "we are having some problems locating her."
The case didn’t qualify for an Amber Alert since Alicia willingly got into the vehicle. However, Bailey said the GBPD contacted the KBI which issued a state-wide media alert.
Alicia Danielle DeBolt is five-foot-four, weighs 115 pounds, and has brown hair and blue eyes. She was wearing blue jeans shorts, a white T-shirt with the word "Haters" on it over a teal tank top, and white high-top sneakers with neon colors on the sides.
Monday would have been Alicia’s first day at Great Bend High School as a freshman. She was a cheerleader and missed a GBHS Panther Booster Club dinner Sunday night, an event that was very important to her, Holly said.
Anyone with information is urged to call the GBPD at 620-793-4120, 911, or Crime Stoppers at 620-792-1300 or 888-305-1300.