Siloam Springs Police Recover Teenage Runaway

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SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) – Police have recovered a Siloam Springs girl they say ran away after last being seen in town Monday night (Sept. 15).

The Siloam Springs Police Department on Tuesday (Sept. 16) released a description of Katherine Church, 16, and were asking for help in locating the teenager.

Church had been missing since around 11:30 p.m. on Sept. 15 and was wearing wearing green and blue leggings, along with a gray t-shirt.

Since the report was filed, she has been found, police said.



  • Velda

    Where are the parents? Which Church was she raised in to allow this to happen? She is still just a child, so please pray for her safe return and hope she doesn’t end up pregnant by this idiot that took her.

    • Velda

      Oscar, you have no clue about human dignity and life. Let’s see you volunteer for 38 years at a nursing home cleaning diapers and let’s see you tend to three dying family members all under one roof and hydrate someone with an eye drop bottle drip by drip for two months and let’s see you spoon feed a 39 year old daughter for 7 months and empty ostomy bags while keeping a straight face to preserve the dignity of your child. Let’s see you exhaust a big chunk of your life savings paying for cancer treatments and funerals and be left with nothing. I wouldn’t call my life a waste of space.

      • Sarah 300

        Thank you Velda for all you have done. I cannot imagine so much sacrifice but hope that, if the challenge or necessity arose, I would be up to it.
        You deserve a crown.

  • Tasha

    Whoa, Who cares?? This child is 16! every person should do everything they can to get her back. Human trafficking is nothing to mess with! Before you cast judgments on a child how about you investigate the person she ran away with if she ran away with an older guy at all. People like you need to be tossed in a trash can. And no Oscar it is people like you who have no cares for the people around you that are a waste of space. How about if she did run away with an older man… HOW ABOUT HE IS A PIECE OF TRASH FOR TAKING ON A CHILD! Women run on emotions, trafficked vicitims are typically low self esteem, are seeking out love because they dont have it at home when they run away, or just picked up and forced into it on the spot instead of being groomed into it. Before you cast judgment on anyone else make sure your own hands are clean!

  • Tasha

    That was not a sexist statement.. Women especially young girls want that fairytale.. So lets say she did run away with an older man or boy I should say… He promises her this and that …everything she could possibly want if she just goes with him….He buys her things, treats her like a princess..only for some time and that flip switches…She gets tossed to the pigs…She was just groomed for the trafficking world…if she tells anyone, her life is threatened or taken..Her family’s lives are she takes it… She’s broken, possibly chained up to a bed, limited food and water..She is a slave for the multi billion dollar industry that is the fastest growing organized crime next to drug trafficking.. I could speak about this for days.. People need to be educated and quit calling little girls “NASTY TRASH” I’m sure you wouldnt want anyone talking about your child that way. How about we stop placing the blame on these girls..if “boys” could keep their underwear up and grow up and stop thinking about their own personal pleasure this wouldn’t happen.. and they fact that these “boys” are purchasing children just makes me sick!

    • Iam anon

      Your rant does not change the fact that your statement(and much of the content of your rants) is sexist. Besides being “run on emotions”, you are saying they are easily controlled. You make a huge difference in male and female and then turn right around and say you are not sexist. You can’t have it both ways.

    • Iam anon

      If you make a statement or judgement based solely on a person’s gender, you are considered a sexist. If you make statements or judgements of a group based solely on gender, you are considered a sexist. The same thing applies to race.

  • NL

    Especially when you said to her that the statement was alos correct. I am a woman as Tasha is, there is nothing sexist about that statement.

  • Alton Byers

    Ahh posts like theses remind me why I avoid online forums. Folks speak so brazenly when they can hide behind a screen. Most arent even brave enough to use their real name. What sad times we live in.

    • Iam anon

      I would like to think I would say the same thing in person as I do on here. With that said; what is on here is not in person and there are MANY crazies out there who will stalk you or do harm to your family simply for your views and opinions. You are correct “What sad times we live in.” That is why I am anon. Call me a coward if you will.

  • Classical_Liberal

    She’s been found. Everyone chill out. Go make some baked ziti.

    1 pound dry ziti pasta
    1 onion, chopped
    1 pound lean ground beef
    2 (26 ounce) jars spaghetti sauce
    6 ounces provolone cheese, sliced
    1 1/2 cups sour cream
    6 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
    2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add ziti pasta, and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes; drain.
    2. In a large skillet, brown onion and ground beef over medium heat. Add spaghetti sauce, and simmer 15 minutes.
    3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 9×13 inch baking dish. Layer as follows: 1/2 of the ziti, Provolone cheese, sour cream, 1/2 sauce mixture, remaining ziti, mozzarella cheese and remaining sauce mixture. Top with grated Parmesan cheese.
    4. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheeses are melted.

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