GREAT FALLS — The Toole County Sheriff's Office said on Thursday that Allison has been found:
At this time we are happy and proud to announce that Allison has been located and is safe! Please respect the privacy of the family. More information will be released this following week!
No other details have been released at this point. We will update you if we get more information.
Fourteen-year old Allison Flores of Shelby is still missing, more than 24 hours after the Montana Department of Justice issued a Missing/Endangered Person Advisory.
The MEPA was issued at about 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, on behalf of Toole County Sheriff’s Office.
The MEPA expired after 24 hours, which is standard for all MEPAs, but the agency said on Wednesday that Allison has not been found yet.
She was last seen at about 4 p.m. on Monday, November 20. Law enforcement officers found her abandoned bicycle at a lumber yard.
Toole County Sheriff Tyler Padilla said on Wednesday that deputies, Toole County Search and Rescue, U.S. Border Patrol, and residents began a grid search of the lumber yard going east into the fairgrounds/industrial site area. There was also an air unit that searched the surrounding area. The Cascade County Sheriff's Office is also assisting with the investigation.
Sheriff Tyler asked that people inform the Sheriff's Office of any updates they hear about or if they find anything involving this investigation. If you live in Shelby and have home security cameras, you're asked to check them for suspicious circumstances or Allison riding her pink bicycle on the between 9:30PM on Monday and 8:00AM on Tuesday.
Allison was last seen wearing black sweatpants and a tan sweater. She is about 5 foot 2 inches tall, weighs 110 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes.
Due to cold weather, there is additional concern for her safety and well-being.
If you have any information about Allison, you're asked to call the Toole County Sheriff’s Office at 406-434-5585, or call 911.
No other details have been released. We will update you if we get more information.