missing Indiana teen

The family of a missing Indiana teen is wringing their hands this week after a search was launched for sixteen-year-old Marley Richie, who was last seen in Scottsburg on Saturday night, June 25, 2022 about 85 miles south of Indianapolis. The search has been launched nationwide in search of Marley’s whereabouts, and a Silver Alert has been issued as authorities believe Marley to be in danger.  

Marley was last seen around 9:30 PM on Saturday night in Scottsburg, Indiana, wearing a white tank top and blue checkered pajama pants. According to Sheriff Jerry Goodin’s Facebook post on Sunday, June 26, “Please, if anyone knows the whereabouts of Marley Richie, I plead for you to give us a call so we can bring her home. Marley, if you see this release, please reach out to us or any law enforcement agency so we can help you and your family. Our primary goal is to see you home, nothing else.” Goodwin’s office has stated that a nationwide search for Marley will continue until she is found. The Silver Alert issued for the missing Indiana teen was attributed in the post to the point that investigators have “reason to believe Marley Richie is in extreme danger and may require medical assistance.” Silver alerts are commonly reserved for missing adults and children whom law enforcement believe to be in danger. Until this past year, Silver Alerts were only issued for endangered adults, but standards were revised to include children in this category.  

Marley Richie is described as standing 5’4” tall, weighing approximately 135 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. If you have any information on Marley Richie, contact the Scott County Sheriff’s Department at 812-752-550 or call 911. Sheriff Jerry Goodin has advised that everyone who calls in with information may remain anonymous.