Relatives of missing teens seek help

Relatives of two missing teenagers are asking for the public’s help in locating the girls, who walked away from the Anchor Training Center on Saturday night.

At approximately 7:30 p.m. Leiha M. Keyes, 14, walked away from the Anchor Character Training Center during a church service at Harvest Baptist Church, 614 Second Ave. S. She left with Sabrina Kauffman, 18, another member of the Training Center.

The teens’ guardians, from the church program, advised that both went to a second location where one recovered some property before leaving the program a second time.

According to a press release provided by the Fort Dodge Police Department, “The concerned families and guardians of these two girls have requested that we share the attached information with the hope of locating them and returning them to their families as soon as possible. The father and uncle of Ms. Keyes have traveled to Fort Dodge from Michigan to try to find their daughter and have been passing out flyers to try to get help from anyone who may have seen their little girl. They state they are not leaving until they find her and they know that she is safe with them. “

Keyes is a black 5’4″ tall female, 128 lbs., with brown eyes and shoulder-length brown hair. She was last seen wearing a black zip-up sweater with pom poms on the zipper, over a black and gray three-quarters sleeved pull overshirt with a green collar; soft blue jean, ankle-length skirt; and black Converse sneakers.

Kauffman is a white 5’4″ tall female, 116 lbs., with blue eyes, and shoulder length brown and blonde hair, with dark purple with a reddish tint and plastic framed eye glasses.

She was last seen wearing a red T-shirt with white lettering that read “My brother was in the Marines.” She was also wearing a knee- length black skirt, purple and gray Danskin sneakers, a dark purple fleece jacket with no hood, purple stud earrings, and a silver necklace with a heart pendant.

Keyes and Kauffman were last seen by a passerby at approximately 11 p.m. Saturday on Central Avenue at Ninth Street.

Anyone with information about the teens’ whereabouts is asked to contact the Webster County Law Enforcement Center at 573-2323. The Communications Center staff will forward the information to Capt. Roger Porter who is coordinating the case.