Find Serenity June Dennard, Still Missing!

Find Serenity June Dennard, Still Missing!

Find Serenity June Dennard, Still Missing!
It has been almost four months
Since her loved ones last saw her.
It has been almost four months
Since her loved ones last heard from her.
During her disappearance
Valentine’s Day came and went.
Easter came and went.
Mother’s Day came and went.
Her latest birthday came and went.
And now it’s Memorial Day.
Where is this missing child?

Find Serenity June Dennard, Still Missing!
Circumstances

Find Serenity June Dennard, Still Missing!

RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA–Serenity Dennard, 9, was playing in the gym inside the Black Hills Children’s Home. Before noon, Bill Colson, executive director of the Children’s Home Society, said as he stood in front of the search and rescue command center. It was located in the parking lot of the facility on South Rockerville Road.
Dennard.

Three other children were being supervised by two staff members. And then one of the other children ran away, Colson said. As a staffer ran after that child, Dennard then took off herself. Because the remaining staffer was still supervising two other children, they stayed put and called for help rather than follow Dennard.

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According to Staff Members

Other staff soon arrived to find her, but to no avail. “By the time we could get on her trail she was out of sight,” Colson said. Colson said staff then immediately called 911 for help.

“Our job is to work with young kids that need help. And we’re very careful about keeping track of them and where they are at all times. Unfortunately once in a while they get away from us. It’s very, very rare. I don’t remember another situation like this one where a child has been gone this long,” he said.

“That’s not uncommon that kids try to get away once in a while. And that’s why we supervise them closely,” Colson said.
A staff member can supervise up to six children at a time, but the Children’s Home tries to have a lower ratio, Colson said. When Dennard ran away, it was a lower ratio of one staffer per two children.

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Who Last Saw The Missing Child

The Children’s Home Society is a private nonprofit. It provides residential treatment and programs for children with emotional or behavioral needs. It also serves victims of domestic violence, abuse and neglect, or other trauma. Colson said due to privacy concerns, he can’t say how Dennard arrived at the facility or of which program she is part.

Dennard was last seen leaving the facility around 10:45 A.M. But a couple — a man and a woman in their late 20s or early 30s driving a pickup truck — saw her soon. They saw her after, the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Monday afternoon.

The couple was cutting wood near Foster Gulch and South Rockerville Road. And they spoke with staff from the Children’s Home on Sunday between 10:30 A.M. and 11:30 A.M., the release said. They may have been the last people to have seen Denard, and deputies would like to speak with the couple to determine a timeline and learn which direction Dennard was travelling in.

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Search N Investigation

When Dennard was first reported missing, a smaller group of search and rescue personnel arrived. This is according to Kevin Thom, Pennington County Sheriff. He said it’s best to start with a smaller group so the dogs can pick up a scent or track.

“You get too many people in there, it gets chaotic and all of a sudden you trample any potential trails or evidence,” he said.

Dogs alerted to “areas of interest,” said Tammy Stadel, team leader for Pennington County Search and Rescue. “Unfortunately, none of those leads have turned anything up for us.”

More staff arrived later and searched until 10 p.m Sunday, Thom said. While a plane couldn’t be used Sunday due to the snow, a plane with the Civil Air Patrol was circling the skies about the facility Monday morning.

“We have the amount of help we need right now,” Thom said of the more than 60 people, plus four dogs, searching for Dennard by foot, plane and land vehicles on Monday. In addition to Pennington County deputies and search and rescue, Custer County Search and Rescue, Rockerville Volunteer Fire Department, the Rapid City fire and police departments, and other agencies are assisting in the search.

Dennard was last seen on the road in front of the facility, Thom said.

Thom said while no situation is being ruled out, such as Dennard being picked up by someone driving on the road, there is no evidence she was taken by anyone. Amber Alerts require a suspect or suspect vehicle.

“We don’t have that in this case, indicating that she was abducted or anything,” he said.

Thom said team members have contacted the few neighbors that surround the rural facility. “We encourage them to check around a haystack, a wood pile, in their outbuildings.”

Serenity June Dennard is a Caucasian female. When she was last seen, she was 9 years old. Her current age is ten years old. She is described as 4’7″ tall and 90 pounds. Her eyes are blue and her hair is described as dark blonde. When she was last seen, Serenity was wearing a long-sleeved gray shirt with flowers, blue jeans, and snow boots.

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Appeal

Serenity June Dennard has been missing for almost four months. Because of her age, she has gotten more attention that mos missing minors. But hers is a mysterious disappearance. Police see no evidence of foul play. But they are not ruling it out.

Did someone approach Serenity, groom her, and lure her to vanish in order to be in their company? Do you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Serenity June Dennard? Do you have any information concerning the person (s) who may be involved in her disappearance?

If you have any information, please contact the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office (South Dakota) 1-605-394-6115 or 1-605-394-6113. You may call your local police or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: 1-800-843-5678. You may contact the Polly Klaas Foundation at: 1-800-587-4357. If you have seen Serenity June Dennard, call 9-1-1 immediately!

NCMEC Case Number: 1349395
NamUs Case Number: MP55257
Agency Case Number: 19-100887

This is a press release about Serenity June Dennard’s disappearance. Click here to learn more.
This is a press release about Serenity June Dennard’s disappearance. Click here to learn more.
This is a press release about Serenity June Dennard’s disappearance. Click here to learn more.
This is a press release about Serenity June Dennard’s disappearance. Click here to learn more.
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