Saturday, October 24, 2009

Missing Person in East Liverpool

Family concerned about missing teen and her baby

CALCUTTA - Friends and family members are asking for the public's help in locating Calcutta woman and her infant son who have been missing since Monday.

Eighteen-year-old Kylee Houshour was last seen at her Walker Road home just before 10 p.m. Monday, when her mother, Katherine, returned from a trip to the bank to pick up her granddaughter.

"I came home to get a gallon of milk to take to my oldest daughter's house. Kylee brought me the gallon of milk at 9:55 p.m. When I returned at 10:15 p.m., she was gone," Katherine said.

Houshour and her 18-month-old son, Noah, were both gone and have not been seen since.

Houshour's mother and elder sister, Angela, both said such behavior was not typical for the young woman. "She has never gone away for this long and not contacted me," Angela said.

According to family and friends, Houshour has not tried to make contact with anyone since she was last seen. They also expressed concern that at the time she went missing, the doors to the house were left open, and her bedroom lights were on.

Katherine said the family and a few neighbors on Walker Road have searched the woods for Houshour, finding nothing. Neighbors took it upon themselves to pass out a missing person flyer with Houshour's photograph on it.

Katherine said Houshour does not have a car or a driver's license, so she would have been traveling on foot unless someone else had picked her up.

A missing person report has been filed with the St. Clair Police Department, but Officer Joseph Brophey, who responded to the report, hasn't ruled out that Houshour left voluntarily. In fact, his report states Houshour left voluntarily. However, Brophey was out of the office Friday and could not be reached for comment.

Kylee Houshour has dark brown hair and weighs around 100 pounds. The family is asking that anyone with information about Houshour call 330-385-7299.

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