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The sister of an Oklahoma teen girl who has been missing for a month says she received odd and concerning texts the night she vanished.
Dozens of volunteers searched over the weekend for Faith Lindsey, 17, in an area of land stretching over 100 acres behind the apartment buildings in Pauls Valley, where she lived, local outlet KXII reports. It's not clear if the search yielded any findings.
Lindsey vanished on Oct. 29, the same night her sister received strange text messages.
Her sibling, Justice, told Oklahoma outlet KFOR that Faith’s live-in boyfriend texted her first, “saying that he can’t find her, she’s missing, freaking out.”
Then, she said she began receiving texts from her sister’s phone. The texts, which at first appeared to be authored by Faith, stated that she was in a vehicle with a person who wouldn’t take her home. Another text said she couldn’t get a ride.
But was it Faith?
“She was misspelling a lot of things that night,” Justice told KFOR. “And Faith, she has very good punctuation and spelling, and that just wasn’t her.”
She had a 4.0 GPA when she was in school, KXII reports.
Justice said that her sister’s phone called her that night but whoever was calling would hang up as soon as she picked up.
“Which is kind of suspicious,” Justice’s boyfriend, Dontae Perry, told KFOR.
Since the teen vanished, rumors have swirled about the town, the Pauls Valley Daily Democrat reports. One rumor that has confirmed to be false is that she was killed by gunfire, Brook Arbeitman of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation told the outlet.
“Every time I hear a rumor I check on it. The one I keeping getting consistently is she's been shot and killed,“ Arbeitman said, adding, “I would classify that as a rumor.”
A man has been arrested and charged with filing a false report in connection to the gunshot rumor though that person has not been identified.
“I have a gut feeling something did happen to her,” her sister told KFOR. “I really hope that she’s safe.”
No suspects or persons of interest have officially been named in connection with her disappearance.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has been assisting the Seminole County Sheriff's Office in the search for Lindsey. She stands at 5 foot 4 inches tall and wights 115 pounds. She has long brown hair and blue eyes. Anyone with information is urged to contact the OSBI at (800) 522-8017 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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