Tips come pouring in from residents across New England amid search for missing Raynham teen

RAYNHAM, Mass. — Authorities say they have received more than 50 tips from residents across New England (and beyond) about Colleen Weaver, the girl who went missing from Raynham last Tuesday.

A vigil will be held on Thursday at the First Congregational Church of Raynham at 6:00 p.m. to pray for Colleen’s safe return.

The 16-year-old was last seen by a family member on Oct. 18 around 1:00 a.m. near her home in the area of Orchard and King streets. Because no one has heard from her in over a week, Raynham Police say she is believed to be in danger.

An investigation shows that Weaver may have traveled to a location about 100 miles away from her home.

“Every day that goes by is heartbreaking,” said Heather McNally, a family friend. “Her parents are a mess, they’re beside themselves, they just want her home.”

Since her initial disappearance, Raynham Police have connected with multiple local, state, and federal partners, including the FBI. They’ve also reached out to media outlets from Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire to help get the word out.

“We want to thank everyone who has come forward with information that may help us locate Colleen, as well as members of the media who have helped us spread her photo and information,” Chief James Donovan said. “The Raynham Police Department is committed to doing everything it can to safely locate Colleen and we greatly appreciate the immense support we have received since our investigation began last week.”

Anyone with information about Colleen’s whereabouts is asked to call police.

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