Police searching for missing southeast Minnesota teen


The Zumbrota Police Department is searching for a 17-year-old girl who has been missing since not returning home after work a week ago, the Rochester Post Bulletin reports.

Jaid Marx disappeared Oct. 30 after leaving her job at a Zumbrota coffee shop located just blocks from her house, KAAL reports. She does not have a cellphone.

According to KTTC, surveillance footage shows she got in a dark-colored car with no hubcaps or black wheels. A photo of the footage, seen at right, was posted on Jaid Marx's mother's Facebook.

The Red Wing Republican Eagle says police don't believe any foul play is involved, but still want the public's help finding the teenager.

The Post-Bulletin reports Marx has been in contact with at least one friend since Oct. 30, but that friend has declined requests from authorities for more information about her location. A report of a girl matching Marx's description was recently seen with two men in Lake City, the paper says.

Leah Marx, who identifies herself as Jaid's mother, posted the following on Facebook late Thursday.

"The person who we suspect she is with does not have a car so we suspect she will be on foot if she is seen. We are starting to get very concerned for her safety. We are at the point now that we are not sure if she's being held against her will. She does not have a cell phone or any means of communication."

Anyone with information is asked to call the Goodhue County Sheriff at 651-385-3155, or the Lake City police at 651-345-3391.

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