Girl, 16, missing from Saugatuck; may have met someone online

Posted at 12:43 PM, Mar 20, 2017

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**UPDATE: Police announced the teen was found safe on the campus of Iowa State University. More info here.

SAUGATUCK, Mich. — Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a 16-year-old girl that went missing Monday.

Joy Dene Martin was last seen in the Saugatuck area and now her loved ones are worried she may have met up with someone.  Michigan State Police say Joy left home voluntarily after corresponding with an unknown person on the KIK messenger app. She may have left the state via Greyhound.  They say the girl left her home with packed bags of clothing and was wearing a “diamond stud nose piercing.”

Joy is 5 foot, 6 inches tall and weighs about 180 pounds.  Police say her hair is “currently blonde” and she has blue eyes.

If you have information about Joy’s whereabouts, you are asked to call Michigan State Police Wayland Post at (269) 792-2213.