missing teen person of interest

The Carroll County Sheriff's Office released photos of a man identified as a "person of interest" in their investigation to find Mackenzie Lea Digiacomantonio, 15, who they said has been missing since Dec. 19. Police are seeking help to identify the man in these photos, taken Dec. 19 at convenience store in Union Bridge. (Provided by Carroll County Sheriff's Office / December 21, 2012)

Officials of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office on Friday released photos of a man identified as a "person of interest" in their investigation to find Mackenzie Lea Digiacomantonio, a 15-year-old from Union Bridge who they said has been missing since Dec. 19.

The Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying the man and the green pickup truck, possibly a Toyota, pictured in the photographs. He was seen at the 7-Eleven on South Main Street, Union Bridge at 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 19.

Officers would only describe him as a "person of interest," and said in a release that he "may be related to this investigation."

Mackenzie, who also goes by "Kenzie," left her home on South Benedum Street in Union Bridge between 8 and 9 p.m. Wednesday night, Dec. 19, and is believed to be in the company of someone she recently met through the Internet. 


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She is described by the Sheriff's Office as 5 feet, 6 inches tall, weighing approximately 120 pounds, with brown eyes and medium length brown hair.

Maj. Phil Kasten of the Sheriff's Office said he could not elaborate, but said officials are working with other law enforcement agencies to pursue the case, and are following the many leads that have come to the department from the public since news became known that the teen was considered missing.

The investigation is continuing, Kasten said.

Anyone with information about the identity of the man in the pictures, or the whereabouts of Mackenzie Lea Digiacomantonio, is asked to contact the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office at 410-386-5900, the toll free anonymous TIPS Hotline at 1-888-399-TIPP (8477), or email at tipshotline@ccg.carr.org.