Mother speaks out on missing Dayton teen

DAYTON, Tenn. (WDEF) – Dayton Police are searching for a missing endangered teen. They say 15-year-old Trinity Quinn is believed to be with 28-year-old Daniel Clark.

Stephanie Reed, Trinity’s mother, says this is very out of character for her daughter. She is hoping Trinity comes home soon.

“Just come home. She is not in trouble. I just want her back,” Reed said.

She says this is out of character for her daughter.

“She has never done anything like this.”

Dayton police say Trinity was last seen Monday morning at Rhea Central Elementary School, where she was catching a bus to the high school. She was wearing a camouflage hoodie, blue jeans, and cowboy boots.

“She didn’t get on a bus she got into a vehicle. We think it is Daniel Clark’s vehicle,” Reed said.

Investigators call Clark a person of interest in the case. Clark knows the family very well.

“He is a friend of my brother’s and has been for years. He has been a family friend for years and she calls him Uncle Daniel. Nobody has heard from her at all since 7:00 in the morning, yesterday morning.”

Trinity’s mother is worried about what could happen.

“He’s 28 years old. She’s 15, yes I think he is taking advantage of her.”

Reed says there is something special about her daughter.

“She just makes you smile. She loves to swim, she loves cowboy boots. She is just Trinity,” she said.

Her mother is pleading for a safe return.

“I want her back at home,” Reed said.

Clark drives a brown 2000 Pontiac Montana minivan, with Tennessee tag, Y4011M.

If you know where Clark and Trinity are, call Dayton Police.

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