COLERAIN TWP., Ohio (FOX19) - A missing 15-year-old was found dead in a Colerain Township park, according to the Colerain Police Department.
Police say the body of Emma Roberts was found Friday morning in Clippard Park following a 911 call for help.
Emma had been staying in a group home in Cincinnati but is from Wooster. On Feb. 14, the Wayne County Sheriff posted on Facebook she left her placement with children’s services without permission.
“Emma, she was really, like, she was a quiet person. She really like never, I don’t know, she never spoke out too much,” Emma’s friend, Rebecca, said.
Rebecca says she and Emma were childhood friends and Emma was placed in foster care when her mom became involved with drugs.
“She just keep running away from them, I mean, I would see her up on Facebook from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department all the time saying that she was missing,” Rebecca said.
She says she has no idea why Emma would come to this area of the state.
“I just spoke to her mom about it and her mom, her mom is torn apart. She’s crying she’s upset. She just can’t believe that her daughter’s gone,” Rebecca said.
Roberts’ cause of death is pending meantime police the investigation continues.
If anyone has any information, you’re asked to contact the Colerain Police Department at 513-321-2677.