No Foul Play Suspected in Disappearance of Avon Teen

Police are still looking for Shanequa-Lyn Rock, 16, who has been missing since Dec. 29.

Police do not believe the disappearance of an Avon teen, missing for about two weeks, involved foul play.

who was reported missing Dec. 29, still has not been found, according to Avon Police Lt. Kelly Walsh.

“The detective division is actively investigation," Walsh said Thursday.

Avon officers reported her disappearance to state police the day she was discovered missing and were authorized to issue a Silver Alert.

According to the State Department on Aging website, the purpose of Silver Alerts is to "speed up the process of finding" missing individuals "dementia and other cognitive impairments."

“The person hasn’t been taken, it’s more of a runaway situation," Walsh said. "It fits the criteria because she (Rock) hasn’t taken her medication."

Rock doesn't have her medication with her and needs it, Walsh said. Police could not release the type of medication for privacy reasons.

The last indication that police have of her whereabouts was that she used her ATM card in West Hartford around 3:28 a.m. on Dec. 29. Police investigated whether she took a bus to get to family but determined this was not the case.

Rock, a white female, is about 5' 3" and weights 210 pounds. Police said she has blue eyes, a light complexion and short, red or auburn hair. She might be wearing a black jacket and black/white boots and carrying a green duffel bag, police said.

Avon police are asking anyone with information on her whereabouts to call the department at the routine police dispatch number, 860-409-4200.


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