Family turns to Facebook to help find missing Issaquah girl

March 22, 2011

By Staff

NEW — 7 p.m. March 22, 2011

Jamie Gilbert

The friends and family of 14-year-old Jamie Gilbert turned to social media tools Tuesday to help find the missing teenager.

The freshman at Issaquah High School has been missing since between 10 p.m. and midnight March 18. On a Facebook page created to alert people to Jamie’s disappearance, posters said she attended the Getting Lucky 5 rave in Seattle and has not communicated with family members or friends since then.

Jamie is 5 feet, 3 inches tall, has blue eyes and blonde hair dyed red, and could be wearing plastic beads on her arm. Jamie also uses the name Kate Harmata.

People with information about Jamie’s whereabouts should post on the Facebook page or email bringjamiehome@yahoo.com. (Users may need to log in to access the Facebook page.)

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2 Responses to “Family turns to Facebook to help find missing Issaquah girl”

  1. Anonymous on March 22nd, 2011 10:19 pm

    FOUND! Jamie’s alive, she appears to be ok, and we’re working on getting her to a safe and secure location. Things are looking up. Please keep her and her family in your prayers. Please also refrain from gossiping. These people need only our unconditional love and support right now. Thank you.

  2. Anonymous on March 23rd, 2011 11:49 am

    Everyone is joyous and relieved Jamie was found and is ok!! May she be accepted back by friends and family with open arms and with love.

    This is a good reminder to ask your children about how they are really doing and let them know you love them unconditionally.

    Also, it sounds like a lot of younger Issaquah teenagers went to the Gettin’ Lucky 5 rave in Seattle last Friday. Really, this should have been a 16+ event. This was not some adhoc rave at someones house, it is a well organized, annual event with ticket sales handled by Brown Paper Tickets. Perhaps it’s time for some investigative reporting on why young kids are allowed at such an event and to alert parents who thought their younger teenagers were at the movies when they really were at the rave. Parents are responsible for their own kids of course but we need better oversight over the companies who profit from exploiting and encouraging our younger children to attend such events. Remember, these companies are not acting altruistically for our kids benefit but they are entitled to make money. I’m not asking for these raves to stop, I’m just asking for them to be properly regulated and watched. Perhaps if your younger teenager wants to go to such an event, be open to go with them to the event instead of just dropping them off at the curb or letting some older teenager drive them there.

    Thanks for listening,
    A Concerned Parent

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