Madison Township teen still missing after three weeks

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Andrew Trosper remembers the last time he saw his 17-year-old daughter Lindsay. It was June 18th. He also remembers the last words he said to her.

“I said well I’m going to bed goodnight. Love you,” said Trosper.

Though he can’t remember exactly how many of her missing persons flyers he’s handed out since. He estimates it’s about 2200.

“I’m doing whatever I can in my power to find my daughter,” he said.

Trosper said after that night, Lindsay seemed to just disappear. He said she was likely wearing her pajamas and took very little else.

“None of her stuff is gone. None. The only thing that is gone out of her room is her purse, her cellphone and her,” he said.

Now BCI, Columbus Police, the Franklin County sheriff’s department and Madison Township police are all joining the search Lindsay Trosper.

Madison County Police detective Keith Mallory showed us his case file on Lindsay.
“This one has grown massively in the last 3 weeks. Normally I don’t have case files this big,” said Mallory.

It includes information on a man, now in jail on an unrelated theft charge, who Mallory said tried to use Lindsay’s debit card but isn’t a suspect in her disappearance.

He’s subpoenaed records from her cell phone and messaging apps in hopes of connecting the dots.
“Hopefully that’ll help kind of map and give a footprint of who she’s been talking to and where she’s been hanging out,” he said.

Detective Mallory said he is also exploring 3 theories: that she ran away, got caught up in drugs or, unthinkable as it is to Andrew Trosper, is trapped in human trafficking.

“It’s my insides being ripped out. I visualize things in my head that I don’t ever want to see. Things I thought I would never ever think of,” said Trosper.

If you have information about 17-year-old Lindsay Trosper call police. 

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