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Age Enhanced Photo Of Missing South Dakota Girl Released

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) and the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office in Rapid City, South Dakota released a new age progression image of Serenity Dennard who vanished four years ago.

May 12 was Serenity’s 14th birthday, and her family hopes the new image can help bring her home.

On Feb. 3, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. MDT, Serenity was seen running out of the facility. An extensive search was launched with numerous law enforcement agencies and members of the community. Four years later, there are still no answers about what happened to Serenity and the law enforcement investigation remains active.

The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office and NCMEC are asking the public to focus on the age progression image created by forensic artists at NCMEC and share it on social media. The image was created using photos of Serenity’s family members and shows what she might look like today at age 14.

“We’re all watching Serenity grow up before our eyes through these images and it’s surreal,” said Angeline Hartmann, Communications Director at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. “At NCMEC, we know that our age progression images can be a catalyst in a missing child investigation and we’re hoping this will somehow generate fresh leads.”

“This is another investigative tool in an open and active investigation,” said Pennington County Sheriff Brian Mueller. “Although the physical search has been exhausted, we follow up on all leads as we look for answers in this painful and difficult missing person case.”

Serenity has blue eyes and dark blonde hair. If you have any information regarding Serenity Dennard’s whereabouts, please contact the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office at 605-394-6115 or the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678).


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