RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) - This past summer has brought a lot of worry for several families living in Richland County.
The county sheriff's department is still pursuing leads connected to several cases of teenage girls going missing from their homes.
First in June, 16-year-old Denaisa Young left her Eastover home and has not been heard from since. In July 16-year-old Savanah Kennedy was last seen at her home on Briercliff Drive before she vanished and just this past weekend 16-year old Janae Robinson-Miller went missing after she left her home in Northeast Columbia.
Janae's mother Jairmene Robinson is asking anyone with information on her daughter to come forward.
"We're so concerned about her and if you see my daughter...just tell her to come home...let her know that I love her," she said.
The sheriff's department says it takes extensive investigating to determine why a person goes missing, including teenagers.
In some cases, it could be because they ran away or might have been the victim of an abduction or foul play.
Anyone with any information on any of the teens named is asked to call 9-1-1 and report it.