Dec 2, 2014 3:08 PM by News Staff
Authorities say the missing Oregon teenager, whose car was found in Siskiyou County early Monday morning, was spotted hitchhiking on Interstate 5 Monday and had plans to run away with two other teens.
Hannah Thomas-Garner, a high school student from Ashland, was reported missing Sunday after she failed to come home from an outdoor party in the foothills east of town. Deputies with the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office found Thomas-Garner's Ford Focus in Mount Shasta at 12:20 a.m. Monday.
Ashland Police Sergeant Warren Hensman says a credible witness told authorities he picked up Thomas-Garner on I-5 Monday morning and gave her a ride to a coffee shop in Dunsmuir. The witness told police Hannah appeared to be healthy and in good spirits. Hannah reportedly told the person she was traveling south to the Fresno area, or somewhere warm.
Police also said a second witness has reported seeing a girl matching Hannah's description hitchhiking south on I-5 near Dunsmuir at 11 a.m. Monday.
Anyone with information on Hannah's whereabouts is asked to contact local law enforcement.
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