COVINGTON, Ky. - Tips continue to come in on a missing Florence teenager but so far they have failed to turn up any new information on her whereabouts.
Covington police are leading the search for 17-year-old Paige Johnson after she was reported missing on September 23.
A male acquaintance said he dropped Johnson off in the area of 15th and Scott near a friend's house around 1 a.m. but she did not make it into the friend's house, according to police.
"Right now it is a missing person's case. We've been unable to confirm a crime has been committed but we are investigating it as if there could be foul play involved. We're hoping for the best but preparing as if a crime has been committed," said Captain Teal Nally of Covington police.
Police are not releasing the acquaintance's name.
Nally said the acquaintance has not provided any further information and has now hired an attorney.
"He's certainly allowed to have representation. Ideally, we would have open communication with anybody who would have information on this case but he's gotten representation and he's allowed to do that," said Nally. "So we are just going on the information we do have and talk to the people who will talk to us."
On Tuesday, Johnson's family spent the afternoon placing more missing person fliers around Northern Kentucky.
"It's like a big mystery. It doesn't make any sense to me at all. She left to go somewhere, didn't make it there, and now she's just gone and nobody knows where she went," said Donna Johnson, Paige's mother.
Johnson has a 2-year old-daughter, McKenzie, who is now being care for by her father and his parents.
Donna said Paige and McKenzie were scheduled to get their pictures taken together earlier this month.
"She was real excited about that like, 'I can't wait to get our pictures made. Me and Kenz.' And she wouldn't just run off. I know she wouldn't," said Johnson.
Paige's friends have not heard from her either.
"She has not accessed any of her social networks e-mail, Facebook, MySpace that she was normally active in," said Nally.
Anyone with information on this case to call the Covington Police Department at (859)292-2222 or they can call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
The NCMEC has assisted Covington Police in the investigation.
They have helped Johnson's family put up signs all over Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati.
"We can't stop until we find her," said Johnson. "We won't stop until we find Paige."
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