The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

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September 29, 2009

Missing girl, 17, on national database

A Tarboro teenager has been missing since August, and a national database is being used to help find her and bring her home.

Stephanie Eigner, 17, was first reported missing from Tarboro on Aug. 10, and now posters from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children are being posted to help find her.

Eigner is described as 5 feet, 4 inches tall, around 110 pounds, with blue eyes and with naturally brown hair color. Recent photos show her with light-brown hair, but her hair was dyed burgundy when she was last seen, according to the center.

The center added that "she may be in the company of an adult male and may have traveled to Iowa."

Edgecombe County Sheriff's Capt. Al Moseley said information they received indicated Eigner and her boyfriend could have been heading to California. The information that they could be heading for Iowa probably meant "a change of plans" on their part, he added.

Eigner turns age 18 in less than two weeks, on Oct. 11, but the Center said that does not keep them from posting information about children who are reported missing when they are under age 18.

Information on Eigner and other missing children can be found online at The Center can be contacted 24 hours a day at their toll-free hotline, 1-800-843-5678.

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