Winnemucca Police looking for missing teenager

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Updated: 5/23/2014 4:31 pm
WINNEMUCCA, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- Police in Humboldt County are searching for a missing teenager.

According to the Winnemucca Police Department, 16-year-old Savanna Brin was last seen in Winnemucca on Wednesday. She is described as 5-0, 128 pounds, with waist-length blond hair, often worn in a bun. She has blue eyes and a piercing above her top lip. She was last seen wearing blue jeans with gold accents, and red and black half boots.

Her disappearance doesn't rise to the level of an AMBER Alert, but they say she has the mental capacity of a fourth-grader. Savanna has family in Texas, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania, and may be headed there.

If you have any information, please contact the Winnemucca police at 775-623-6396, Humboldt County dispatch at 775-623-6429 or Secret Witness at 775-623-6969.
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Old Parnell - 5/27/2014 9:38 AM
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Hopefully she'll be found safe and sound. This is where the Humboldt Sheriff's could earn back some goodwill by using their resources to go out and find her instead of confiscating cash from out of state drivers. Are you deputies up for some meaningful police work????

NVAdvocate - 5/25/2014 10:01 AM
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People are not their reading scores. We do not use terms like "mental capacity of a fourth grader." They you g woman may have intellectual or developmental disabilities, but she is her stated age. She has lived every one of those 14 years. Using "mental age of..." Is a stereotyping that occurs to people with disabilities frequently. It is called infantizing. Train your reporters to use language more appropriately. Even if its a quote, you wouldn't perpetuate racial or gender stereotypes by repeating them.

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