CLARION TOWNSHIP, Pa. – A missing 13-year-old Clarion Township girl, who was last seen Friday night, was found dead Sunday, according to state police.
Officials said Shevy McGiffin was found by the Clarion Volunteer Fire Department who were part of a search crew. McGiffin’s body was found in Trout Run near the Clarion River.
Pennsylvania State Police in Clarion said McGiffin left her Fraternity Drive home around 6:45 p.m. to go to the Dollar General Store on South 5th Avenue. She was last seen in the area of Comet Warehouse and Dollar General, which is about one-fifth of a mile from her home.
McGiffin’s father told media he believed his daughter was abducted.
“He seen her talking to an older gentleman in a gray or brown Buick,” Tina Schneider, McGiffin’s mother said.
The community gathered to search for the missing Clarion Limestone 7th grader.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help her family with funeral expenses.
An autopsy is scheduled for McGiffin on Monday in Erie. Police are investigating.
Anyone with information is asked to contact PSP Clarion at 814-226-1710.