Amanda Bien, 16, has been missing since September 24, 2005 and her mother believes is traveling with a band of gypsies. Amanda, who will be 17 years old next March, is 5 feet 6 inches tall and approximately 110 pounds. She has hazel eyes, brown hair and a pale complexion. She has pierced ears and a pierced navel and may be traveling with her boyfriend.
A local mother is asking for help locating her 16-year-old daughter who has been missing since Sept. 24 and who she believes is traveling with a band of gypsies.
Linda Bien said her daughter, Amanda Bien, is with her 15-year-old boyfriend who she says is one member of a family of scam artists from Salisbury, Mass. Linda said she wants to get her daughter home before the gypsy family leaves for Florida.
“I have to get my daughter out of there,” said Linda. “I feel like she’s in a cult … and they have no respect for anyone or anything.”
It appears that Amanda Bien has a history of runaways; however, the concern is the potential danger that she may get herself in, let alone she is presently considered a minor.
Police Chief Larry Streeter said Amanda has had 15 contacts with police, mostly with runaway issues and a variety of delinquency issues.
“She has been a repeated runaway, and it’s a result of a relationship with a male companion,” said Streeter. “We do not believe her disappearance was combative or hostile, but that doesn’t take away from any possible endangerment she could face.”
Any information regarding her whereabouts should be reported immediately to the Newton Police Department at 382-6774, or the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) at (800) 843-5678.