By Charlotte Alter
May 3, 2016

Washington officials have issued an Amber Alert to find a disabled teen who allegedly ran away from her Spokane home to live in a car with a much older man she met online.

Police say 16-year old Kiera Inman, who has the mental capacity of an 11-year old, ran away Sunday evening to live with a 30-year-old man she met online. She told her grandmother she was going to meet a friend for a walk, but took her baby blanket and favorite stuffed animal. When she didn’t return immediately, her grandmother checked her room, and found a note she had written explaining that she had run away.

“We found a letter telling us how much she loved us and she was so sorry,” her grandmother Sheila Brizius told KHQ6. “She said in there that she would probably be dead by the time we find it but if not, she’s going to go south.”

Brizius also found what appeared to be notes on Inman’s plan for her life on the road. “She says in there, they’ll live in the car for a couple of months and they’ll eventually get a house,” says Brizius. “We’ll stop at places for pop and food.”

Police are seeking Zachary Jones, 30, who is her suspected companion.

 

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