PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP (WWJ) – Plymouth Township Police are asking for the public’s help to track down a missing teenage girl after she ran away with an older man.

Lisa Schwartz said her daughter, 15-year-old Emily Lalinsky, took off with 37-year-old Robert Messer, a family friend — and both left notes behind saying they love one another.

“They’re in love, they’re sorry that it worked out this way, nobody can do anything to change it,” Schwartz told WWJ Newsradio 950. “She had left a little blurb for each of her sisters.”

Robert Messer.

Robert Messer.

Schwartz said she doesn’t think this was Emily’s idea, and that “she might have gotten caught up” in the idea of going away with him.

“I miss her, and I love her, and I want her back,” Schwartz said.

The pair was last seen on Sunday in Northville Twp. Police said both the teen and Messer left their cell phones behind and neither is thought to have any money.

Police say they’re concerned about Emily’s safety.

Lalinsky is 5 feet, 5 inches tall and 130 pounds with long blonde hair and blue eyes.

Messer — who police are calling a “person of interest” in the girl’s disappearance — is driving a 1991 two-tone brown pick-up truck with the license plate CNS-2754.

Anyone with information is asked to call Plymouth Township Police at 734-354-3250


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