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Missing Teenager Found


Patience Leigh Thompson - the Erie teenager reported missing has been found and has bee returned to the custody of her mother.

Patience was found in Erie at approximately 7:00 am this morning.

The Erie Police Department would like to thank the public for their assistance.


BACKGROUND:  On April 8, 2017 at approximately 1:09 am, Erie Police Officers responded to the 600 block of Moffat Street in Historic Downtown in reference to a missing juvenile.

Christina Huff reported her 16-year old daughter, Patience Leigh Thompson, as a run away from their home. Patience was last seen at 11:45 pm by Patience’s sister and was discovered missing at approximately 1:00 am by her mother.

Patience is described as a white female, 5’5” tall, and weighs approximately 140 pounds. Patience has shoulder-length brown hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black sweat pants with two white stripes on one leg.

Patience is a Type-I diabetic and takes a dose of insulin every 24-hours. She left the residence with a backpack, her blood sugar monitor and some insulin. It was later discovered the insulin she took with her is not enough to meet her daily dose requirements and would only be a maintenance dose to be used if her sugar levels are outside of her normal level during the day.

Patience has likely been more than 24-hours without her daily dose of insulin and is at risk for serious health problems.

Erie Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Patience. Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is asked to call Erie Police Department through Boulder County Dispatch at 303-441-4444.



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