Teen disappears, search continues

Published 6:56 pm Monday, September 26, 2005

By By ADAM PRESTRIDGE – For The Standard
The Escambia County Sheriff's Office is attempting to piece together the puzzling disappearance of a county teenager.
Brittany Priscilla Powers, 16, went missing last Sunday, Sept. 18. According to her father, James Powers, his daughter was last heard from on her way to work at the Brewton McDonalds.
Powers' story differs a bit from statements given to sheriff's deputies.
Brittany is a student at W.S. Neal High School, and her grandmother is an Atmore resident.
Powers said his daughter isn't the kind of person to just leave with no notice.
He said his daughter, who loves shopping for clothes, left without even packing a suitcase.
Brittany Powers is believed to have left home driving her gold Mitsubishi Galant with a "Helping Schools" tag that reads BRITT44. The car also has a butterfly in the back glass, Brittany engraved on both car doors and "Daddy's Girl" on the front tag.
Powers expressed some concerns about an AMBER Alert, which is a nationwide network that helps in the search for missing persons. Smith explained that there hasn't been enough information obtained to meet the criteria needed to issue an AMBER Alert.
For now, the sheriff's office is continuing the investigation with what little information they have obtained.
Brittany Powers is 5-foot-5-inches tall, weighs 112 pounds and has brown hair and eyes. If you have seen her please contact the Escambia County Sheriff's Office at 251-809-0741 or call your local law enforcement office.