Search continues for missing Schenectady 14-year-old; Origin of coat photo determined

Samantha Humphrey

Samantha Humphrey

SCHENECTADY – City police Tuesday continued the search for missing Schenectady 14-year-old Samantha Humphrey as they asked about and found the origin of a related social media coat photo.

Police earlier Tuesday asked for the public’s help in identifying the origins of a viral coat photo claimed to be connected to Humphrey’s disappearance, as police continued to search for the girl.

Police posted the photo that’s been circulating on Facebook of a black jacket with light, fur-like edging on the hood, and some dark coloration visible.

“We have seen this photo being posted and shared on social media in relation to Samantha, the missing juvenile,” police wrote on Facebook. “If anybody knows the origins of this photo we ask that you please contact our Youth Aid Bureau or the non-emergency number at 518-630-0911.”

The post did not elaborate further.

Police later indicated they found the person connected to the social media post.

“We have located the person who took the photo and are in contact with them. Thank you everyone for your help,” police wrote.

The search for Humphry continued Tuesday. According to city police, a state police helicopter was used  to search for clues Monday.

The 14-year-old was last seen Friday night at about 11:30 p.m. in the area of Riverside Park in the Stockade neighborhood, police said.

She is described as 4 feet, 11 inches tall, weighing 95 pounds. She has black hair and hazel eyes. She was last seen wearing a black and pink puffy jacket, bell bottom jeans and tan Timberland boots.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 518-630-0911.


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