Two teen runaways missing from Ashland, one spotted hitchhiking

Two teen runaways missing from Ashland, one spotted hitchhiking


High school students Hannah Thomas-Garner, 17, and Sylvia Davis, 15, went missing earlier this week.

Thomas-Garner was reported missing after she failed to return home from a party on Sunday, November 30. The following day, police found her car in Shasta City, California.

Since then, the teen was spotted hitchhiking on Interstate 5 near Dunsmuir, California, south of where her car was found. Surveillance footage from a convenience store in Redding shows a girl believed to be Thomas-Garner.

The runaway is described as blond with blue eyes, 5 feet 6 and 137 pounds. Her disappearance surprised her parents, who described her as a good student, fond of drawing and photography. The girl was recently diagnosed with a kidney infection and needs medication. 

According to classmates, Davis also planned to run away prior to her disappearance earlier this week. Police are unsure whether or not Davis planned to travel with Thomas-Garner. No sightings of Davis have been reported.

Davis is 5 feet 9 inches tall, 105 pounds. She has dyed black dreadlocks and hazel eyes.

Officials ask that anyone with information on Thomas-Garner or Davis call the Ashland police department at 541-482-5211.