A western Kansas police department is asking for the community’s help with finding a runaway teenager.

Around 10 a.m. today, Alyshia Thonesavan was last seen leaving the Southwest Regional Juvenile Detention Center, located at 507 W. Sante Fe in Garden City. Alyshia is in the foster care system and is housed there; she did not have permission to leave, the Garden City Police Department shares. Officers believe the 17-year-old may be with a man.

She was last seen wearing a black hoodie with white characters and letters, as shown in the featured picture in this story.  


Missing from: Garden City, Kan.

Missing since: Jan. 10, 2023

Age when reported missing: 17

Height then: 5’3’’’

Weight then: 100 pounds

Hair: Black

Eyes: Brown

If you have information that could help the case, contact the Garden City Police Department at (620) 276-1300 or the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at (785) 296-4017. You can also leave an anonymous tip with the KBI by clicking here.

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