State Police at Blooming Grove asks help from the public in locating a young woman from Pine Ridge Estates, Lehman Township, who was last reported to be seen on January 8th.
Betty Louise Merwede, age 19, reportedly ran away from home, Trooper Walter Koza III said. She is said to be bi-polar, depressed and suffering from severe asthma. She was last seen at her home on the 200 block of Pocono Boulevard at 9 p..m. She is believed to have taken a bus or found a ride to New York.
Merwede is described as a white, non-Hispanic female, age 19, five feet seven inches high and weighing 160 pounds. She has a short brown crew hair cut and has brown eyes. She was wearing either an orange zip-up with a white stripe or a yellow hoodie, blue jeans, a black, green and white high top and sneakers. She was carrying a black back pack.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the State Police at 570-226-5718.