New age progressed image of missing South Dakota girl released
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office in Rapid City, South Dakota released a new age progression image of Serenity Dennard who vanished four years ago.
May 12 is Serenity’s 14th birthday, and her family hopes the new image can help bring her home.
On Feb. 3, 2019, at 11:30 a.m., Serenity was seen running out of the Black Hills Children’s Home, near Rockerville. Numerous law enforcement agencies and community members began an extensive search. Four years later, there are still no answers regarding Serenity’s fate, and the police investigation is still ongoing.
“We’re all watching Serenity grow up before our eyes through these images and it’s surreal,” said Angeline Hartmann, Communications Director at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. “At NCMEC, we know that our age progression images can be a catalyst in a missing child investigation and we’re hoping this will somehow generate fresh leads.”
“This is another investigative tool in an open and active investigation,” said Pennington County Sheriff Brian Mueller. “Although the physical search has been exhausted, we follow up on all leads as we look for answers in this painful and difficult missing person case.”
Serenity has blue eyes and dark blonde hair. If you have any information regarding Serenity Dennard’s whereabouts, please contact the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office at 605-394-6115 or the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678).
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