Officials ask for public’s help finding missing Redding girl, 15

REDDING — Authorities are asking for the public’s help locating a missing, at-risk teen who ran away from her Redding home Tuesday, Sept. 3. According to officials, the missing girl suffers from diabetes and does not have her needed medication with her.


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Redding police officers began searching for the teenager, identified as 15-year-old, Chelsea Combs, after concerned family members reported that she had run away. The teen has run away from home before, as recently as last July, but was quickly located and safely returned home.

Officials are searching for 15-year-old Chelsea Combs after they say she ran away from her Redding home last night. She is considered “at-risk” due to being diabetic and not having her medications with her. Redding PD photo

“Chelsea is considered to be at risk because she is diabetic and does not have her medication with her,” Redding police officials said in a social media post asking for the public’s assistance.

The teen has been described as being five-foot-five feet tall, weighing about 130 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes. No clothing description was provided.

Anyone with information on Chelsea’s whereabouts is encouraged to immediately contact Redding Police Department at (530) 225-4200. Callers can remain anonymous.

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Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 29 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 15 – but soon to be 16 – grandchildren.


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