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Police Searching for Missing Reston Teen

by Karen Goff March 7, 2016 at 3:50 pm 8 Comments

Madison Short/Credit: FCPDFairfax County Police Detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teenager from Reston, Va.

Police said they have been searching for Madison Short, 18, since Saturday.

Police responded to her home in the 11600 block of North Point Court about 8 a.m. Saturday for reports she wanted to harm herself.

Short had left the home prior to the officer’s arrival. Additional officers, K-9s and the police helicopter responded to search the area, but Short was not located.

Neither detectives nor family have been able to locate or contact her and are concerned for her welfare. A detention order has been issued for Short’s immediate apprehension and return.

Anyone who sees or has information on her whereabouts is asked to contact law enforcement immediately. Please use caution and do not approach her.

Short is described as white, 18 years old, about 5 feet 5 inches tall and 120 pounds. She has blue-tinted hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing black leggings and a multi-colored Mexican-style poncho. Short often travels by bus and frequents the Reston, Chantilly and Fair Oaks areas.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail atwww.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at703-691-2131.

Photo of Madison Short/FCPD

  • susie

    Ah Madison, it will get better. Have faith..

  • Chuck Morningwood

    I’ve never met you, Ms. Short. Wherever you are, please be safe. There are plenty of people who are worried for you.

  • Shannon Lozoskie

    She’s not dangerous. Stop making her sound like a bad person. She’s a good person but she’s struggling. All we can do is be there and help her get through this rough time. If her parents and/or the police is reading this don’t make threats to her just to make her come back. She’s 18 and she will come home when she’s ready .

    • Why do you bother?

      No one is threatening her or making her “sound like a bad person.” They just want her to be safe. If you’re in contact with her, please tell her to go home.

  • Mrs. B.

    Hi Maddy. I know you are strong, I ran with you in your first GOTR 5K! hope you are safe and will soon let your family know where you are.


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