Update: Missing St. Peters Teen Found
Update: Molly Linhardt, 16, has been found, and Benjamin Kinkade was taken into custody without incident.
Molly Linhardt has been found.
According to a report on StlToday.com, the missing 16-year-old girl has been found.
Linhardt was last last seen on Monday, Jan. 14. St. Peters Police said that Linhardt was reported missing at around 7 p.m. that night. Earlier that day her father dropped her off for work at Kentucky Fried Chicken, however, he later found out she was not scheduled to work.
St. Peters Police Media Relations Officer Melissa Doss said Molly skipped school at Francis Howell North on Jan. 14. When her father came to pick her up, he saw her with Kinkade. Her phone was taken away and later that night she was gone.
Police said Linhardt was with 27-year-old Benjamin Kinkade. Doss said Linhardt and Kinkade met at the KFC where Kinkade was a manager. Kinkade was fired from the restaurant in December.
Kinkade is a registered sex offender in Missouri. According to court documents, Kinkade entered a guilty plea on a charge of first degree statutory rape in 2005.
Update at 5:50 p.m.
St. Peters Police say Benjamin Kinkade was taken into custody without incident. He has been released.