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Sheriff’s department looking for possible runaways


The LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department is looking for two Lakeland High School students that are possible runaways.

Missing are Hailee L. Mathews, 17, and Micaiah A. Burkey, 16.

Both were last seen on Friday, March 30, leaving Lakeland High School around 3 p.m. to an “unknown location.” The department noted that the two may be heading to Michigan, Florida, Virginia or Colorado, although their method of travel is unknown.

Mathews was described as 5’ 7”, 140 pounds, with brown hair that is slightly longer than shoulder length, and brown eyes. She has a pierced nose and tongue and a tattoo on her lower back that says “Dominick.” She was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Burkey was described as 6’1”, 165 pounds, with shoulder length blonde hair, and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing bright blue skater-style shoes.