Fourteen-year-old Sarah Wade has been missing since Wednesday evening and it doesn't look like a positive ending is in sight for this young girl. The circumstances surrounding her disappearance are a little hinky, and the details surrounding her life add to the mounting speculation. What happened to this little girl? Was she abducted or did she run away? Or did something entirely different happen to her?
Sarah Wade is homeschooled on a ranch in Livingston, California. Her family admits that she doesn't even know her way around the area surrounding her home. She also doesn't have many friends. This lack of socialization is detrimental to the safety of a young girl, not to mention her developmental health! Could this secluded technique of rearing a child have anything to do with how or why she disappeared? Perhaps she was naive and left with a stranger. Perhaps she was easily abducted by someone. Perhaps she simply wanted to run away and have a "normal" life away from the compound-like existence of living, learning and all-around-existing on this plot of acreage.
Sources say the 14-year-old girl had a computer with the internetÂ—so at least she had some sort of connection to the outside world, but could this have anything to do with why or how she left?
Scent dogs were unable to trace her scent beyond her property line, meaning her tracks stopped at the road. This is indicative of someone transporting her by car, which would hinder a scent dog's ability to track her beyond that point. Could she have walked away and gotten into a vehicle willingly or in distress?
She was last seen on Wednesday night at 8:30 p.m. when she allegedly went outside to turn the water off which nourished their livestock. She never returned. It just seems odd that this has happened and the story doesn't appear to be very thorough. Hopefully as time goes by some more information will be revealed and police will get to the bottom of this.
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