Riley Harkins Biography
Riley Harkins, missing Juvenile from Media Borough was last seen in the Kingsessing neighborhood of southwest Philadelphia, specifically in the areas of 57th St, 54th St, Redland St, and Greenway Ave. Riley may also have ties to the Sun Village section of Chester City (Delaware County), Coatesville or West Goshen (Chester County). Riley left without any belongings or money. If you have seen Riley Harkins or have information regarding her wherabouts please call 911 and ask to speak to Media Police. “RILEY HARKINS PICTURED IS STILL MISSING” !!!
Riley Harkins, 15, of Media, Pa., is now considered to be in danger, per police. She hasn’t been seen in 11 days. We met with her mother today. What we’ve learned from investigators— who are now devoting significant resources to the case. I’m live on #CBS3 at 4, 5, 6 @CBSPhilly pic.twitter.com/GRgvLtIzOR
— Joe Holden (@JoeHoldenCBS3) October 1, 2019
Riley Harkins Age
She is 15 years old.
Riley Harkins Missing
BREAKING: Riley Harkins, endangered 15-year-old from Media, is SAFE after she was found earlier Wednesday at an undisclosed location in Philadelphia Police’ 39th district. Sources tell me she had been lured to a location there. 1/2 @CBSPhilly pic.twitter.com/Vogz41qLI2
— Joe Holden (@JoeHoldenCBS3) October 2, 2019
Police Department has launched a huge search for a missing teen-only 15 years old in Delaware County. Police in Media believes 15-year-old Riley Harkins, who has been missing for 11 days, is in danger. Police sources believe Riley is possibly being held against her will.
The last significant tip of Riley’s whereabouts was in Bristol at the SEPTA train station.
Riley is now considered to be an endangered person.
Riley Harkins Friend (Natalie Ciferni)
Natalie is Riley’s good friend whom they ran away together however Natalie Ciferni returned home safe at 7 PM on Monday night, according to the Delco Times.
Riley Harkins Older Friends
Ciferni told Media Police Sgt. Rob Brown that the pair met up with at least two other people who were older in the city that they did not know and had not met before. She said that the two had been taken to a home in the Kingsessing section of Southwest Philadelphia. Ciferni said she left Monday morning, but Harkins stayed behind. Harkins’ does not have a phone with her so police have been unable to locate her via GPS. She reportedly left her home without any belongings.
Riley Harkins Family, Mother
Her mother and other family members have been wallpapering areas where they believe the Penn Crest student has been staying.
Police Investigation reports
— CBS Philly (@CBSPhilly) October 1, 2019
The investigation shows Riley and her friend took a train into the city and eventually met up with at least two other people who were older.
Riley’s friend surfaced a couple of days after leaving Media, but there has been no sign of Riley.
“Any time we get info a kid has left the home for a significant period of time, we start getting information, meeting with family and friends,” Delaware County District Attorney Katayoun Copeland said. “What’s most disconcerting is when Riley ran away with a friend and her friend returned and Riley didn’t. That’s when it became most disconcerting from our vantage point, a safety and security vantage point.”
The case was initially characterized as a runaway juvenile, but investigators are alarmed Riley has not returned home, leading them to believe she is being held against her will.
If you know anything or see anything, police urge you to call 911.