Officers asking for help to find four Grayson County teens

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LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (WBKO) -- In the past five months of 2017, four Grayson County teenagers have gone missing, leaving local officials asking everyone to keep their eyes open.

16-year-old Savanna Crawford, 17-year-old Haliey Mercer, 17-year-old Stephanie Pelfrey and 16-year-old Dilion Hendricks are the four Leitchfield teenagers forces across Kentucky are trying to find.

As local and state-wide law enforcement continues to put forth effort, Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins believes there's no connection between any of the cases.

"As a police officer, it's one of those cases that goes home with you. You think about human trafficking, sex trafficking, things like that that they could be in danger of. We have evidence to believe that most of the girls, or at least two of the girls that are missing on their own free will. But, like I said, that doesn't mean we won't quit looking for them because they may be in danger in other areas," Sheriff Chaffins stated.

And as the Leitchfield locals continue to see missing signs throughout the town, some say it's starting to cause alarm.

"It is on everybody's mind here," Jeremy Logsdon stated.

"I know a lot of people that I've talked to who have families are concerned about where the girls go out at night, or who they're with, or who they're going to play with. The only thing it says about Grayson County is that anything can happen," Logsdon added.

"I can only speak for myself, but, to have four children missing in such a small community, it's very scary," Leitchfield resident Ilsa Johnson mentioned.

But at the end of the day, Sheriff Chaffins asks you if you see something suspicious, tell someone.

"I lived in this community for my entire life. And, if at any time that I've thought that any child was in danger, or any family was in danger, or if I knew something that the public should be aware of, I would certainly release that and let them know 'hey, this is what's going on', and we simply do not have that in this community," Chaffins added.

If you believe you have information that would be legitimate help for the officers to find the teens, you are urged to call 9-1-1, the Grayson County Sheriff's Office at (270) 259-3024, and/or the Leitchfield Police Department at (270) 259-3850.

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