Wilton teenager missing since Tuesday afternoon
WILTON – Friends and family search for a 14-year-old who was last seen around 4 p.m. Tuesday at Bishop Memorial Park – near Shelly’s Home Market – on Main Street in East Wilton.
Wilton’s Sayward Sweetser described his daughter, Averi Hewett, a freshman at Mt. Blue High School in Farmington, as having very short black hair, standing around 5 feet, 4 inches tall and weighing around 100 pounds. She has a lip piercing and an industrial piercing on top of her left ear, Sweetser said Wednesday.
Averi wears blue Guess glasses. She was wearing a black Vans hoodie and red and gray shorts when she was last seen. She also had a black tactical style backpack with her.
Family and friends searched areas of the Whistle Stop Trail, which passes near Shelly’s Market, and other places in Wilton to no avail.
Averi got off the school bus Tuesday afternoon and waited with her family for her younger sister to get off the school bus. Averi spent time with his family before going to the park, near their residence, Sweetser said.
“She never came home,” she said. “It’s not normal for her.”
His phone was turned off around 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Two of Laurie Mateo’s teenage sons, including a friend from Averi, hiked part of the trail from the trailhead on Tuesday night in West Farmington to behind Walmart in Farmington. They used flashlights to see if they could spot her but couldn’t find her, the Temple woman said. She waited near Walmart for them to emerge, which they did around 11:30 p.m. The 14 mile long trail begins at West Farmington and ends at Jay.
If anyone sees Averi or knows anything about his disappearance, they are asked to call the Franklin County Regional Communications Center at 207-778-6140, or Sweetser at 207-491-5264.
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