PARK COUNTY, Colo. – Deputies are asking for your help to find a Park County teen who has been missing since Friday, about the same time her home was damaged from a fire which deputies believe was intentionally set.
Wohlers told Denver7 they do not have search parties out looking for Long, adding they’re also working to see if there’s a connection between her disappearance and the family home fire.
“If you have any contact, please reach out. If you have heard anything strange or seen anything out of the ordinary, it might be a significant detail. Please help us to fill in the gap,” Wohlers said.
If you have any information about Long’s whereabouts, you are asked to call the Park County Sheriff’s substation number (303) 838-4441.
Please keep the current PCHS students & staff in your thoughts and prayers today. There will be an empty chair in the classes they have with Maggie Long.
They have mixed feelings and emotions as they try to make sense of her absence, the press releases and what unofficial information the kids are telling each other.
They are grieving, knowing she is not there and that something happened last Friday.
We do not know when any official statements will be released and there is no new public information.
The Long family is in our thoughts and prayers may they find comfort in knowing how much this community cares for them and would do anything to help.
It’s been a long weekend of worrying, confusion and speculation.
A judge has issued a gag order in the Long case. No other information will be released at this time.
The Park County Sheriff’s Office 911 dispatch received a call from a residence at 3763 County Road 43 in Bailey, Friday, Dec. 1.
The caller said there were people at the residence arguing, throwing stuff around and trying to set the house on fire.
Apparently one of the people in the house was Maggie Long, a 17-year-old Platte Canyon High School student.
When deputies arrived at the house, they reported that they could see flames coming through the roof.
The fire was extinguished but Maggie Long could not be found. There were no bodies found in the debris inside the house and Long’s car was still on the property.
As of this writing, the PCSO has not released any information about the whereabouts of Long.
Dear Platte Canyon Families:
The Park County Sheriff's Office has released a statement: "A judge has issued a gag order in the Long case. No other information will be released at this time."
I realize this information is unsettling, but we must keep ourselves focused on supporting the Long family. We will continue to monitor and provide support services to our students and staff in the coming days.
There are also community resources available to families, staff, and students by calling the crisis hotline at 1-844-493-8255 or by using Text “TALK” to 38255 or by visiting the following website at coloradocrisisservices.org
I know this is a difficult time for everyone, but together we will get through this.
Dr. Brenda Krage, Superintendent
KUSA - A judge has ordered that information in the case of a missing teen not be released by law enforcement or several other agencies any longer.
The Park County Sheriff's Office posted on Facebook that a judge issued a gag order on Monday in the case of Maggie Long, a 17-year-old girl who has not been seen since Dec. 1.
The gag order prohibits the release of any information about the case by first responders, law enforcement, court personnel, the coroner's office, the district attorney's office or anyone associated with these agencies.
The order will remain, it states, until "such a time as it is determined that the release of the information would no longer affect the integrity of the on-going investigation."
Unfortunately, no. As soon as we hear something official we'll post it; or, if you find a news article before we do, please feel free to add it here!
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