Knightdale mom looking for missing girl

aspecht@newsobserver.comJune 20, 2013 

— Susan Gardner hasn’t seen her daughter since Mother’s Day – when she fled Gardner’s Knightdale home on foot through a window.

That was May 12.

Now, Gardner is asking the public to help find Myecia (pronounced My-E-see-a) Baker-Gardner – a 15-year-old who stands about 5’6 and weighs about 165 lbs.

“I don’t want her to end up in deep trouble, or dead,” said Gardner, who lives off Smithfield Road.

Baker-Gardner is black, but often refers to herself as Dominican and associates with Latinos, her mother says. Baker-Gardner lives with a foster family in Johnston County and was visiting with her mom the day she ran away.

Despite her Johnston County ties, Capt. James Stevens, a spokesman for the Wake County Sheriff’s Office, says Gardner was last seen in eastern Wake County.

“Due to the fact that she is a juvenile, we are limited in the information we can release,” Stevens said.

Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison said deputies leading the search for Baker-Gardner have entered her into a database of people law enforcement officers are looking for. Though investigators are being tight-lipped about the status of their investigation, Harrison said they have no evidence that Baker-Gardner has been involved in any criminal activity.

Baker-Gardner was wearing black and red pajama pants and a black Knightdale Knights hoodie when she ran away, her mother said. But Gardner speculates someone might be buying her daughter clothes “because her (bank) account hasn’t been accessed,” she said.

Anyone with information can call the Sheriff’s office at (919) 856-6800.

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