FOUND: 14-year-old Emily Esplin

Undated, recent photo of 14-year-old Emily Dawn Esplin, reported missing from her home in Cedar City on April 3, 2018 | Photo courtesy of Esplin family, Cedar City News/St. George News

CEDAR CITY— Family members of a missing Cedar City teenager are pleading for information leading to the girl’s safe return.


UPDATE April 5, 10 a.m. Early Thursday morning, Esplin’s father, Anthony Esplin, posted on Facebook that Emily has been found and brought home.

“The publicity is what found her,” Anthony Esplin told Cedar City News. “Some high school girls recognized her and did the right thing and called me. Thank you so much for your help.”


Undated, recent photo of 14-year-old Emily Dawn Esplin, reported missing from her home in Cedar City on April 3, 2018 | Photo courtesy of Esplin family, Cedar City News/St. George News

Emily Dawn Esplin, 14, was last seen April 3, at 6 p.m., at her home in the southern part of Cedar City, according to a post made on Facebook later that night by her father, Anthony Esplin.

“She has no food, no money, no cell phone, and very little in the way of clothing,” the post said.

The girl reportedly left a “concerning” note behind and family members said they fear she may be a danger to herself.

Undated photo of custom longboard belonging to 14-year-old Emily Dawn Esplin, reported missing from her home in Cedar City on April 3, 2018 | Photo courtesy of Esplin family, Cedar City News/St. George News

A report has been filed with Cedar City Police, who also shared the post on the department’s Facebook page Wednesday morning.

Emily is described as 5-foot-4, 140 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. Her father said she was last seen wearing an olive green T-shirt with blue skinny jeans and a black sweater tied around her waist. She also was carrying a faux leather backpack with a pink flower design.

She may also be carrying or riding a distinctive custom-made wooden longboard with blue wheels, her father told Cedar City News.

Anyone with information regarding Emily’s whereabouts is asked to contact Sgt. Evans or any other member of the Cedar City Police Department at 435-586-2956. In case of emergency, call 911 to reach dispatch.

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6 Comments

  • comments April 4, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    that’s terrible. the name sounds familiar for some reason

    • DRT April 4, 2018 at 6:07 pm

      I was thinking the same thing. Of course that’s a relatively common last name.

  • Striker4 April 4, 2018 at 11:16 pm

    of course it sounds familiar lol ! that last name is plastered all over St George…ha ha ha

    • comments April 5, 2018 at 12:52 am

      true. maybe it was just the Esplin part

      and that i got family called Emily.

  • Mike P April 5, 2018 at 2:04 am

    My Doctors name is William Esplin. Maybe that’s another reason the name sounds familiar ?

  • comments April 5, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    Well whatever Esplins these are they need to learn to keep their teeny daughter under control. complete brats

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