Columbia Police Department Still Searching For Missing Teenager
Update: From the Columbia Police Department's Facebook page, "Elexis was safely located. Thanks to everyone who provided assistance on this!"
"I can confirm at this time that this is still an open case and Elexis Martin is still considered missing in our system."
This story has been updated to include new information on the case status from the Columbia Police Department, as well as a poster on the police department's Facebook page who is allegedly Elexis Martin.
The Columbia Police Department is looking for a missing 18-year-old woman last seen on Thursday, January 26, 2023, on North Garth Avenue.
Columbia Police says Elexis Martin, 18 years old, of Columbia, was last seen at 2:00 PM. Martin is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 225 lbs. She has blue eyes and medium-length brown hair. She was last seen wearing a pink and blue tie-dye hoodie and pink athletic pants.
Late last night, someone with the Facebook screen name Lexi Martin responded to the Columbia Police Department's Facebook post and asserted that she was Elexis Martin. The poster claimed she had talked to the Columbia Police Department and straightened everything out. Then later claimed she was out of pocket, not missing, and that she was safe and warm.
After seeing no updates from the Columbia Police Department on Facebook regarding the case, Townsquare Media Sedalia-Warrensburg reached out to the department to check the status of the case and received the following response from Columbia Police Department Public Information Specialist Christian Tabak.
Tabak says, "I can confirm at this time that this is still an open case and Elexis Martin is still considered missing in our system."
If you know the whereabouts of Elexis Martin or have seen her please call 911 or The Columbia Police Department at 573-874-7652.