Community rallies for missing Snow College student

KAYSVILLE, Utah – Police at Snow College took stock of their search for Madelyn “Maddie” Allen, 19, on Friday afternoon.

Police released a statement that there is evidence to suggest Allen left the Ephraim area, even though she does not have a driver’s license or a car.

A group of Allen’s friends gathered at Davis High School on Friday, where she graduated earlier this year.

Allen’s neighbor Annee Steck was one of those friends who returned to their high school to sing and pray for her.

“Maddie is just, like, the sweetest person,” Steck said.

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Before Steck and Allen went to separate colleges, the two lived next to each other and were part of the Davis High School Drama Club.

“She’s had such an impact and she’s just amazing,” Steck said.

Students who graduated with Allen gathered at their high school to pray for her and sing some of her favorite songs – Allen’s parents requested that they sing “Peace in Christ.”

“We fasted today so we skipped a few meals just to send some good vibes out into the universe to hopefully come back to us,” Steck said.

Annee Steck’s mother Laralee along with countless neighbors have tied pink ribbons throughout their community.

Pink is Allen’s favorite color.

“I hope they will think of Maddie and also keep a prayer in their family of hearts,” Laralee said. “It’s just a visual reminder – you know, we can go back to our daily lives, but the Allens are just stuck right now.”

All efforts are driven by love for Allen and his family.

“I just want Maddie to know that we love her and miss her really, really,” Steck said. “We just want her to come home.”

Police said Allen’s current mental state increased their concern and urgency to find her.

Anyone with information or advice on Allen’s whereabouts should call the Sanpete County Shipping Department at 435-835-2345.