The parents of a missing South Carolina teenager continue to search for answers about their daughter’s disappearance.
Fifteen-year-old Sarah Pipkin was last seen on August 15 after her first day of school at Cane Bay High School in Berkeley County. Surveillance video captured the teenager leaving the school premises with a group of students, a local news station reported WCSC registered.
Sarah was supposed to take the bus home that day, and an hour after she didn’t arrive, her mother filed a report with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office following a tip from the department, she wrote in a Facebook post.
More than a month after Sarah went missing, her family is desperately appealing to the public for information on her whereabouts.
“I need to know. I need to know if she’s safe,” Darling Campbell told WCSC. “I need to know if somebody’s hurt [my daughter]. If anyone has… I want it to be prosecuted to the end. You know, I mean, in reality, she’s 15 years old. She is not old enough to make her own decisions.”
Sarah’s disappearance is now being treated as a missing person case. The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office told WCSC there are no updates on the investigation.
“We don’t necessarily think she ran away and was picked up,” Ms Campbell told WCSC.
“… We just want her home so she can either get the help she needs and get on with her life. You know, that’s all we want.”
Sarah’s father, Rickey Campbell, said he was concerned for Sarah’s well-being because she didn’t take anything with her that would indicate she left alone. The day she disappeared, she left her phone and wallet at home.
“If I was going to run away, I would make sure I had extra clothes, socks, shoes, whatever,” Campbell told the magazine. “She didn’t even take deodorant, not even money, she didn’t take it, she didn’t take anything.”
A $1,000 reward is being offered for information about Sarah. She was seen wearing faded jeans, a black Bob Ross T-shirt and white Nike Air Force 1 shoes.
Sarah is white, has brown eyes and recently got a pixie cut.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.