YORK COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) — Police are asking for the community’s help in their continued search for a York County teen who has been missing for weeks.
According to Lower Windsor Township police, 19-year-old Kadin Black was last seen on Dec. 17, 2022. Black previously had dinner the night before with a coworker.
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Police are emphasizing that Black is not in any trouble and that this is not a criminal investigation. They are worried about Black’s safety.
Black’s mom, Kara Patterson, pleaded tearfully Wednesday at a press conference for news about her son, who she has not seen or heard from for nearly three weeks.
“If anybody knows anything, please just let me know that my son is okay. I just need to know that my son is okay,” she said. Addressing her son directly she said, “So many people are missing you, so many people are worried about you.”
According to Lower Windsor Township Police Chief Jim Thomas, police were first contacted on Dec. 20, 2022, in regard to Black’s disappearance.
Black had left unexpectedly from the home that he was staying at for several months, located on Vickilee Drive. Officers say they found his shoes, cell phone, and wallet missing. Thomas said there were no indications of foul play.
“We are now considering him missing and we are doing this as an inquiry for his wellbeing,” he said.
On Dec. 21, 2022, police brought detectives from the District Attorney’s office into the investigation.
Kadin’s family, friends, and coworkers have all be interviewed by police, and police say they are reviewing his cell phone and bank records, though there are no credit card transactions since his disappearance.
Police also searched Black’s home and room as well as wooded areas around East Prospect Borough. Thomas said officers also searched Vickilee Drive, where Black was staying, on foot and using a drone. So far, none of the leads have turned up new information.
“Today, we’re asking for the public’s assistance in this matter,” Thomas said.
Police are asking for anyone with information to come forward. However, Police Chief Jim Thomas is asking the community to leave the physical search to the police.
“We would love to have the community’s help, but a large search of this area is monumental, a large undertaking and should be done by trained people with the permission of the property owners for both the searchers’ safety, the homeowners’ safety and to protect the scene for any potential evidence,” Thomas said.
Lower Windsor Township Police are asking that you contact the police department at 717-244-8055 or York County 911 if you have an information on where Black may be.