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POLICE: Missing Lakeville Girl Considered a Runaway

Tori Sickler's family has put up missing person fliers around Lakeville and neighboring Burnsville, but police say the 17-year-old is a runaway, not a victim of a crime.

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Missing person fliers have been blanketing Lakeville, and even popping up in parts of Burnsville over the past few days, imploring the community to be on the lookout for a missing 17-year-old girl named Tori Sickler.

And while police consider the case to be serious, the situation isn't as nefarious as an abduction, according to Chief Thomas Vonhof.

Sickler's family created the fliers after she went missing around 6:30 p.m. on July 19 in Minneapolis. She was alone at the time she went missing, according to the fliers.

But Vonhof says she's not considered a missing person, but rather a runaway since she's been in contact with her family since her alleged disappearance.

While she's not considered a missing person, Vonhof said she will be picked up by law enforcement if found since she is a minor and an "active runaway."

If folks see Sickler, her family, and the fliers ask people call Lakeville Police at (952) 985-2800.

Sickler is described as a Caucasian female who stands 5'7" tall and weighs roughly 125 pounds. She has long, curly brown hair and hazel eyes. She also has a tattoo of two large butterflies on one of her wrists along with the words "Hopes and Dreams."

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