UPDATE: Missing Teen Has Been Found

UPDATE: Missing Teen Has Been Found

Posted Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 8:00 a.m.

UPDATE: The missing juvenile from Knox County and Emily Nicole Yeary, 20, were found in Kirksville, Missouri, by the Kirksville Police Department.

According to Knox County Sheriff Robert Becker, they were located on Davis Street Sunday night in Kirksville thanks to an anonymous tip received by the Sheriff.

“I want to thank everyone for helping us get the word out. Fast response from area news agencies, and the community’s effort to share information via social networking helped us find the juvenile. She is safe,” said Sheriff Robert Becker. “Yeary is being held at the Clark County Jail pending formal charges. The juvenile is being held at the Bruce Normile Juvenile Justice Center.”

Knox Teen MISSING or ENDANGERED, Sheriff Asks Community to Help Find Her

Posted Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 at 5:50 p.m.

UPDATE: According to the mother of missing Knox County teen Stephanie Love, the Knox County Sheriff is looking for Emily Nicole Yeary, also known as R.J., Blake, in connection with the disappearance of her daughter. (Scroll down to see a photo of Yeary.)

“Emily Nicole Yeary is wanted for questioning in regards to a missing Knox County juvenile,” said Sheriff Robert Becker. “If anyone has any information on her whereabouts please contact law enforcement immediately.”

Yeary is a white female, age 20, 5'2” tall, with green eyes, short dark hair, weighing 185 pounds. Yeary may be traveling to South Dakota, Indiana or Illinois.

Yeary is believed to be in the Kirksville area.

Emily Nicole Yeary a.k.a. R.J. Blake

Stephanie Love is Missing from Knox County, MIssouri


Posted Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 at 1:20 p.m.

According to the Knox County Sheriff Robert Becker, a Novelty teen is missing or endangered.

Citizens are asked to be on the lookout for Stephanie Love and to report her whereabouts to law enforcement. Her parents are extremely worried about her.

Stephanie Love went missing Saturday night at approximately 7:00 p.m. She was last seen at her home in Novelty, MO, by her mother and father. She was not with anyone the last time they saw her.

Stephanie was wearing a black and red hoodie sweatshirt with the word “QUEEN” written on the front.

The 16-year-old is 5'2” tall, with blonde hair and blue/green eyes. She weighs 180 pounds.

“We believe she could be in the Kirksville area. Please call the Knox County Sheriff's Office or my cell phone if you have any information about her whereabouts,” said Sheriff Robert Becker.

Knox County Sheriff's Office (660)397-2186 Sheriff Robert Becker (660)342-2701

Echo Menges

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Reporter for The Edina Sentinel Covering Knox County, Missouri Since 2010 Editor beginning in 2017