Two teenagers were located safe, nearly two months after teenagers walked away from juvenile custody in Garden City. However, one of the girls remains missing. 

The 16-year-old girls -- Taylor Criswell, Lucia “Lucy” Hernandez and Lauren McQuigg -- left the Juvenile Detention Center, located at 507 W. Santa Fe Street, on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. They did not have permission to leave.

Taylor and Lauren were spotted in Wichita around July 6; they were in a gray or silver early 2000's Mercedes. In late August, Taylor and Lauren were located in Denver. However, the location of fellow 16-year-old, Lucia Hernandez, is unknown, the police department shares.


KAKE News has featured Taylor and Lucy before with Missing in Kansas.




Missing from: Garden City, Kan. 

Missing since: June 29, 2022

Age when reported missing: 16

Height: 5’2’’

Weight: 140 pounds

Hair: Black

Eyes: Brown

Distinguishing marks: pierced ears


If you have information that could help the case, call the Garden City Police at (620) 276-1300, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at (800) THE-LOST or the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at (785) 296-4017. People can share an anonymous tip by clicking here.

KAKE News features the story of a missing person every weekday in our newscasts at 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. If you have a person you’d like for us to share a story about, please contact Anchor Annette Lawless at [email protected].