The search for a missing Middlebury teen Rebecca Ball is still on. Search crews have been out all week looking for the 17-year-old girl. For the last six days, people have been looking for Ball. What started as a police search is now run by volunteers. Ball was last seen Wednesday afternoon near the southern end of Wright Park and the Tam trailhead near the Seymour Street Extension. It is said that she walked away from an appointment in the area. The group has covered more than 900 acres and is now focusing on the area surrounding Belden Falls. Ball’s father says Rebecca has a fear of men, and because Ball has autism, she’s been without her medication for so long, he doesn’t know how she will respond to searchers. “If you have somebody in front of you who is in a very agitated state and are on the autism spectrum, the last thing you would want to do is start talking to them really fast. Volunteers plan to keep looking for Rebecca Ball until they find her.
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