Two Point Arena teens took off yesterday morning from their elementary school, hopped aboard a Mendocino County Transit Authority bus, rode it over eighty miles to Santa Rosa, and are now missing after being seen getting into an unknown woman’s vehicle.
Lizzie Poe, the aunt of 13-year-old Mariah Kinsman, told us both her niece and her 13-year-old boyfriend named Legend Finds the Feather have been reported missing to the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office.
Poe told us the teenage pair got to Point Arena Elementary School around 7:30 yesterday morning and were spotted running away from the school. They proceeded to a nearby bus stop and struck south.
Poe told us her family had reached out to security personnel at Santa Rosa’s Coddingtown mall who claimed to have seen the pair, attempted to call them over to question them resulting in the pair getting “scared” and running away.
As the security guard watched the pair flee, Poe told us the teens were seen arguing and then entering a white SUV driven by a white, older woman. When asked if the family has any knowledge of who this woman could be, Poe told us no one in her family knows anyone that matches that description in the Santa Rosa area.
Poe told us Finds the Feather has family in Fresno so some suspect they are heading there.
Poe told us her niece has “never done anything like this. She’s a straight-A student. She plays instruments and volleyball.” Poe said, “We love her and we just want them to come back safely.”
We have reached out to Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office for a comment about their investigation into the circumstances but have yet to hear back at the time of publication. We will update the article when we get more information.
Mariah Kinsman is 13 years old, 5′ 4″, and 125 pounds. Her hair is brown. She has “fair skin,” and is a member of the Pomo tribe. Kinsman was last seen wearing blue jeans, a red Adidas jacket with white strips, and white Air Force Nike Shoes.
Legend Finds the Feather is 13-years-old, 5’2″, and 110 pounds. He has blonde, shoulder-length hair, and blue eyes.
If you know the whereabouts of Mariah Kinsman or Legend Finds the Feather contact the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 463-4086. You can also call their Tip-Line (707-234-2100) and the WeTip anonymous crime reporting hotline (800-782-7463).
The following is a press release issued by the Santa Rosa Police Department:
On 4/28/22, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office received a report of two run away juveniles from the area of Point Arena. The juveniles, 13-year-old boy Legend Findsthefeather and 13-year-old girl Maria Kinsman, appeared to have taken a bus to the area of the Coddingtown Mall. They were last seen at the mall at approximately 3:30 PM.
There was conflicting information regarding a white SUV somehow being involved with the two children.
There are no known family members in the area. Both juveniles have been entered into the missing person’s system and a county wide “be on the lookout” was issued.
If you have any information related to either of the two juveniles please contact the Santa Rosa Police Department Dispatch Center at (707)528-5222.
UPDATE 5/3/2022: This pair of teenagers has been located and reunited with their families. Read more about it in our article below: