PLYMPTON – The town breathed a collective sigh of relief when the follow-up “robocall” came to Plympton residents at 12:07 p.m. on Tuesday that the missing teens had been found and were safe.
At 11:05 p.m. Monday night, Plympton Police put out an automatic call to all Plympton residents: “We are currently searching for a missing teenager, Sydney Adams, white female, approximately 5’4”, 120 lbs., brown hair, brown eyes, last seen wearing black pants and a white sweatshirt with “TEXAS” across the front. She was last seen with a Donald Johnson, 14, from Kingston. Any information on her whereabouts, please immediately contact the Plympton Police Department at 781-585-3339.”
Kim Adams, Sydney’s mother, also posted photos and messages requesting help on the Plympton Facebook page, bringing the community into the search. The response was overwhelming. “It takes a village…” was the recurring theme once the news was announced that the two were safe.
When the phone rings late at night, it isn’t usually good news, and the missing teenagers were on everyone’s mind. The first thing said among friends and neighbors Tuesday morning was, “Have they found them yet?”
Adams posted her thanks to all who helped.
Plympton Police issued the following statement:,
“The Plympton Police Department is happy to announce that both Sydney Adams and Donald Johnson have been located. Both are safe and have been transported to area hospitals, as a precaution, for evaluation. We would like to thank the Massachusetts State Police, Kingston Police, Pembroke Police, the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department and SEMLEC Search & Rescue for their assistance in the matter. We would like to thank the Plympton Fire Department with their assistance this morning. We would finally like to thank the many members of the community that assisted in the search and the numerous telephone calls we received from concerned citizens with tips.”