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Published on February 23, 2024
Urgent Plea for Public's Help in Search for Missing 14-Year-Old Maxine Pontious in Kingwood AreaSource: Facebook/Mark Herman, Harris County Constable Precinct 4

The search is intensifying for 14-year-old Maxine Pontious, who vanished earlier this week in the Kingwood area, raising concerns among local communities and law enforcement. The young girl was last spotted on February 20, 2024, and authorities are urging the public to come forward with any information regarding her whereabouts. In an effort to amplify the reach of their plea, officials have taken to social media, posting on the official Facebook page of Precinct 4, and encouraging the use of their new mobile app "C4 NOW" as a resource for updates.

Local authorities, who have been combing the area and following up on leads, have turned to the people of Kingwood’s residents and the greater public, hoping that collective vigilance could lead to Maxine's safe return; they stress the importance of community engagement at times like these the community's engagement can be crucial at times such as this, offering guidance for concerned citizens and stating, "If you know her whereabouts, contact our dispatch or your local law enforcement." Details about Maxine's last known appearance or provided identifiers were not immediately made available by officials.