MISSING: Brooklyn Gittins, 13-year-old from Herriman

MISSING: Brooklyn Gittins, 13, missing from Herriman, Utah, since Jan. 9, 2013 | Photo courtesy of Find Brooklyn Gittins, Image composite by Alexa Verdugo Morgan, St. George News

HERRIMAN – An endangered missing person alert has been issued for Brooklyn Gittins, a 13-year-old girl missing from Herriman since Tuesday.

Missing poster for 13-year-old Brooklyn Gittins, Jan. 10, 2012 | Photo courtesy of Audra Bennion, Missing Child Advocate

Gittins was last seen Tuesday night at her family’s home at 13912 South Friendship Way in Herriman. She went to bed at approximately 8:40 p.m.; when her parents went to check on her the following morning, she was gone.

She is believed to be wearing black pajama pants with a dog pattern, a grey T-shirt with the words “Lake Powell” and no shoes. She also does not have her eyeglasses with her. She is 5 feet tall, weighs 115 pounds and has blond hair and blue eyes.

The few places Gittins could or would go have been searched. Police are concerned that she has been exposed to the elements and are concerned for her safety and welfare.

The Unified Police Department has been searching the area extensively and is continuing to do so. This alert has been issued in hopes the public can help located Gittins and reunite her with her family.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Unified Police Department at 801-743-7000 or 801-743-5903.

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MISSING: Brooklyn Gittins, 13, missing from Herriman, Utah, since Jan. 9, 2013 | Photo courtesy of Find Brooklyn Gittins, Image composite by Alexa Verdugo Morgan, St. George News

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3 Comments

  • Terry Parks January 10, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    On behalf of the public supported charity Finding Our Children Under Stress (FOCUS/”3-Children”) Organization (created, founded, and developed by families who have a Missing Child), as part of our mission to assist families who have a Missing Child, we offer the following suggestions to help with the search for Brooklyn Gittins. There are two National Programs, managed by the NCMEC, that are available to help with the search, and should be activated immediately. One is the “Deliver Me Home Network”, and to activate that Program, law enforcement involved with this case needs to contact Code Adam (via NCMEC) and request that certain zip code(s) be targeted. Posters of Brooklyn would then be mailed and delivered to every address in the targeted zip code(s). In 2003, 16,000 posters of a Missing Child from Georgia were delivered to every address in a tri-county area. Second National Program that needs to be activated immediately is the NALC/USPS Child Alert Program, specifically paragraph four of the “Missing Children Poster Display Instructions” needs to be activated. Again law enforcement involved and the parents of Brooklyn need to request this from NCMEC. Once activated Brooklyn’s Missing Child poster would be sent to every Postmaster in this country. Then, according to the written “Instructions”, copies of her poster would be made and displayed in the “box lobby” for the general public to view, and in the workroom floor areas for the letter carriers to view before and/or after their route. There are over 31,000 Post Offices in this country and letter carriers go to every address in this country. By activating both these National Programs posters of Brooklyn would blanket the area from where she vanished from, and her poster would be displayed in every town Post Office in this country, and every letter carrier would be on the look-out for Brooklyn. Please pass this information along to the Gittin family to help them with the search for their Missing daughter.

  • WILLIAM January 11, 2013 at 8:56 am

    She has been found

  • WILLIAM January 11, 2013 at 10:17 am

    The search for a missing 13-year-old in Utah came to a close overnight after police found the teenager who disappeared with no cellphone, shoes or even a coat at a local Walmart. But what looks like a case of a teen runaway is being called suspicious by police.

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