ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children has asked for the public’s help to find a 17-year-old girl who has been missing for two years.
We previously reported, Abigail Beattie was last seen on March 27, 2020, leaving a home on Standridge Road in Anderson and getting into a white or tan truck.
“I just can’t say how much I love her and miss her, and that she’s my best friend,” said Mya Beattie, Abigail’s sister. “We used to talk about everything, and now nothing–like not a single word from her,” she said.
Mya said she last spoke with her then 15-year-old sister, just a week before she was last seen–during a foster care visit.
“It was a week before she had ran away, and we were doing a sibling visit on Zoom, and there was another person in the room with her like supervising her and the call, and on the call she was talking about running away already,” Mya said.
“And myself and my other sister were trying to talk her out of it. Like it’s not good, you know you’re not in a good area, you don’t know anybody in that area and she said that she had friends and stuff and that was it,” she said.
“We kept trying to talk her out of it, and she was like okay, okay–whatever, I’m not going to do it, and then the next time I called, she had done it,” Mya said.
Mya said it’s not like her sister to disappear.
“Yeah, it’s definitely out of her behavior,” Mya said in a message to a 7News crew.
“Abby would call me when she could, and she would talk to me about like if something was bothering her,” Mya said. “When we would have our sibling visits, she was always like happy, having fun and stuff–and she was always full of spunk,” Mya said.
Now, Mya said she just hopes “Abby” comes home.
“If anybody does know where she’s at, or if anybody does have contact with her, I know that she doesn’t want to go back into the foster care system, and at that time, she didn’t want to be found or anything–but there are people who care about her and she’s going to be 18 soon. So, even if she does go back into the foster system, it’s not going to be that long,” she said.
“My health declined because of this stress and I worry a lot, especially because she was 15 at the time. She’s this beautiful young girl, and she had friends in Charleston, which is where we think she might have gone to,” Mya said.
Police believe she could still be in Anderson or surrounding areas. Officials said she may have traveled to Greenwood or Orangeburg.
“I love you and you need to come back home because you have sisters that miss you. You have a dad that misses you. You have friends that miss you. Everybody misses you, and loves you so much, and you’re incredible,” Mya said as a message to her sister.
The teenager was described to have blonde hair and hazel eyes. She is 5’5″ and weighs about 155 pounds.
Anyone with information on Abigail Beattie or her whereabouts is asked to call the Anderson City Police Department at (864) 260-4444 or the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST.