|MACKENZIE COWELL ||DOB: Apr 1, 1992|
Missing: Feb 9, 2010
Age Now: 17
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
Weight: 110 lbs (50 kg)
|Mackenzie was last seen on February 9, 2010. She was last seen driving a red 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix similar to the one shown above. The vehicle has since been recovered. She has braces on her teeth and her ears are pierced.|
|ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT|
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Washington State Patrol 1-800-543-5678
Deputies search Pitcher Canyon area for missing girl
By Mike Irwin World staff writer
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
WENATCHEE — A helicopter for the Chelan County Sheriff’s Department was being used this morning to search for a 17-year-old girl missing since Tuesday night.
Sheriff’s department spokesman Jerry Moore said investigators launched the helicopter search for McKenzie Cowell of Orondo over an area surrounding Pitcher Canyon. The air search followed unsuccessful search efforts Tuesday night by deputies on foot with a sheriff’s department tracking dog.
Residents in the canyon found Cowell’s car parked in their driveway around 10 p.m. Tuesday. They reported spotting women’s clothing and a purse inside the car. Sheriff’s deputies tracked the car’s registration to Cowell’s parents, who said the 17-year-old was past curfew for the night.
Cowell’s 17-year-old boyfriend, who arrived on the scene with Cowell’s parents Tuesday night, said he and the girl had exchanged text messages around 4 p.m. that day, Moore said.
Anyone with knowledge of Cowell’s whereabouts or tips regarding the case is asked to call 509-667-6848.