Coming together: 300+ join search for missing Morgan County teen

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Over 300 people and 50 volunteer organizations took part in a community search for Riley Crossman.

The 15 year-old from Berkeley Springs has been missing since May 7.

Volunteers and law enforcement agencies from West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania participated in the search.

“Several volunteer fire departments from the region and Martinsburg Fire Department assisted,” said Morgan County Sheriff K.C. Bohrer. “Washington County (Maryland) Fire and Rescue, Red Cross, Union Chapel United Methodist Church, the local moose lodge as well as multiple people donated food and drink for the searchers.”

In total, 16 areas were searched using teams of people and K9’s. The Hampshire County Sheriff’s Department and Office of Emergency Management did drone searches.

The Berkeley Springs High School Fishing Club provided boats to search the Potomac River.

Sheriff Bohrer said Wednesday West Virginia State Police, FBI, National Center for Exploited Children, Homeland Security, Eastern Panhandle Violent Crime and Drug Task Force, and police agencies in Berkeley, Jefferson Counties have joined the investigation.

Riley Crossman is described as 5’6″, approximately 125 pounds and has blonde hair and blue eyes.

Riley’s father, Lance Crossman, previously told the Panhandle News Network she has a light scar that runs from her hairline to her mid forehead and between her eyes.


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