UPDATE 10/19/12: Good morning everyone… Your prayers and vigilance have paid off. We have found our sweet girl, Lacey LaNell Laurent. We know now that she is alive and well. Unfortunately, she is not coming home voluntarily and the police are not helping us. Although we are going to stop the distribution of flyers, the searches and news bulletins, we ask for your continued prayers and support as our family struggles to get through this rough time and bring our baby girl back to the loving arms and hearts of her family and friends. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
via Ally Laurent:
Hey, Lafayette people… please repost this! My little sister is missing and we need everyone in the area to please be on the lookout – at gas stations, grocery stores, along the roads – the police are involved but she is listed as a “runaway” and not yet a missing person. We do not want to wait!!! Today is her 17th birthday… please help us find her! She is about 5’8″, 125 lbs, with long dark brown straight hair. Her name is Lacey Laurent and she might have her little black dog with her, Tito. We are sure she was at her home at some point Monday night or early Tuesday morning in the Greystone Apartments by the Mall of Acadiana.