WAYNE CO. — A mother is searching for answers in the disappearance of her daughter. Megan Nichols has been missing from her home in Fairfield since July 3.
She’s one of four women who’ve disappeared in the past several months across Southeastern Illinois, Southwest Indiana, and western Kentucky. The combined cases have been getting increased attention.
Ashley Higgs went missing from Owensboro, Kentucky in March. Joelle Lockwood disappeared in Evansville, Indiana after visiting a friend’s home in July. Kristy Kelley hasn’t been seen since August 15th, when she was left her shift at the Boonville, Indiana VFW. Kelly did not take her cell phone and purse with her.
Police believe Megan left her house under her own free will, and she did leave a note behind. However, her family says they would have never expected her to runaway. Weeks of investigation and dozens of leads haven’t found the teen. Nichols was 15 when she disappeared and turned 16 on July 18th.
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