UPDATED: Mountlake Terrace Senior Goes Missing (She's been found)
THERESA HAS BEEN FOUND. The most recent updates are at the bottom of this story.
On Monday, April, Theresa Haldeman went missing. Theresa is a senior at Mountlake Terrace High School. She was nowhere to be found for over 24 hours.
Theresa Haldeman was found in her home sleeping in a closet Tuesday evening. She appeared disorientated and did not recognize some people, including her boyfriend. Other than this she appeared physically unharmed. She was hospitalized Tuesday night just to confirm she wasn’t hurt. Details about where Theresa was for the 24+ hours have not been released and may still not be known.
While we were updating the story on MLTnews during the day, people were sharing it with friends, family and on Facebook. Over the course of the day the story was viewed over 5,000 times and many people said they were praying for Theresa’s safe return.
Below is the original post as well as updates as new information is revealed.
We have few details about this but we thought it better to get this out sooner rather than later. Monday, April 5, around 3:30 pm Theresa Haldeman, a Mountlake Terrace High School senior, went missing. Her car was found near Mountlake Terrace High School, where Theresa last parked it.
Nick Terry’s father, Matt Terry, tells us that Theresa’s father and some friends got cryptic text messages but haven’t heard from her since.
Theresa’s friends say that it is not like her to just disappear and not tell anyone.
If you have any information regarding Theresa Haldeman, please call the Mountlake Terrace Police Department at (425) 670-8260 during business hours or 9-1-1 after hours.
THERESA HAS BEEN FOUND. PLEASE SEE THE UPDATES BELOW.
I will update this post as any new information comes in.
UPDATE 10:20 AM
We hear from Nick’s sister that the MLT police are involved now. They have taken Theresa’s car and are working with T-Mobile to try and trace her cell phone. She says that someone said that they may have spotted her at a grocery store last night.
UPDATE 1:00 PM
Authorities have interviewed MTHS students this morning. Her friends and family continue to worry and pray for her safe return. Nothing appeared wrong with her car. More updates will be posted here as we receive them.
UPDATE 5:00 pm
No new information but I wanted to add that they did announce this at Mountlake Terrace High School.
UPDATE 5:40 pm
Two boys from MTHS came forward after the announcement at school and said they found her cell phone in the bushes near Theresa’s car. They admitted to sending the inappropriate text messages from her phone.
UPDATE 7:15 pm
We are just hearing that Theresa has been found. More details forthcoming.
UPDATE 8:30 pm
Theresa is safe but she is being hospitalized at the moment.
UPDATE 10:45 pm
Theresa was found by a friend in her house today sleeping in a crawl space. The crawl space was sort of a closet inside a closet in the guest bedroom. Theresa’s Dad said he had checked the space earlier and that she was not there. The thought is that Theresa came home sometime when nobody was home and went upstairs in to the crawl space. There appeared to be no physical harm to Theresa but when she was found she did not recognize several people, including her boyfriend Nick. It is still unknown as to her whereabouts for the previous 24 hours.
UPDATE 8:00 am, Wednesday
Here is a message from Theresa’s boyfriend, Nick:
I’d like to thank everyone for their continued support and prayers. You guys kept me and all of Theresa’s friends going during these past two days. I can’t express how much your comments and tweets and status updates meant to us.
UPDATE 3:45 pm, Wednesday
They still don’t know exactly what happened to Theresa but here is another update from Nick:
They ran a large number of tests last night and found no physical or real mental issues. They think (as of right now) that it was just stress that eventually caused something to snap. Right now she thinks she’s 15 (she’s actually 18) and doesn’t remember the past 3 years. I’m going over tonight with Amanda (a long time friend of Theresa’s) to see if we can start jogging some memories.
UPDATE Thursday, April 8
Theresa’s boyfriend, Nick, and some friends went over to see Theresa on Wednesday evening. Here is an update from Nick:
It went pretty well I think. She seemed to be in good spirits. She did not recognize me or her friend Amanda. She did, however, recognize one of our other friends who stopped by later. She knew his face but couldn’t really remember who he is or why she’d know him. This is especially weird because she’s known him the shortest out of all of us (having only met him this past year). She can remember up to the summer after her freshmen year of high school, but nothing afterwards. We hope to at some point take her around to places that may jog her memory further, such as people’s houses she’s spent a lot of time at and the MTHS theater (since she’s been a techie since sophomore year). That’s what’s going on right now.