Runaway’s parents seek to help others
Social media helped Wayland couple find runaway teen
Last November, 13-year-old Allie Loftis ran away from her Wayland home. She was found 12 days later in New Jersey after a tip led police to the home of a 42-year-old sexual predator she may have met online. If it was the Internet that led the eighth-grader to run, it was also the Internet that brought her home. Her parents waged a vigorous online campaign to publicize her disappearance. Now they hope to help other parents locate runaway children. When 13-year-old Allie Loftis ran away from her Wayland home, her parents waged a vigorous online campaign to find her. Now, they hope to help other parents find runaway children.