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Police seek missing Jamestown girl, 17


JAMESTOWN -- The Jamestown Police Department is seeking help in finding a 17-year-old girl who hasn't been seen by family or friends since May 20.

Kristina Rose Ranisate is a junior at Jamestown High School and has been living with foster parents Tena Stickel and Susie Stoppleworth for the last nine months. Police Capt. Gary Peterson said Ranisate's disappearance is being treated as a runaway, and he has had no luck finding or getting in touch with her.

Peterson said Ranisate was last seen by her foster parents when they dropped her off for work at Ave Maria Village at 4:30 p.m. May 20.

"She never reported for work that day," he said.

Ranisate was reported missing by Stickel at 10 p.m. May 20 after she went to pick the girl up from work.

Ranisate is 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs 190 pounds, and has brown eyes and shoulder-length brown hair with blonde highlights. She was last seen wearing a tan sweatshirt with a black dress shirt underneath, tan and gray dress pants and black and lime-green tennis shoes.

Peterson said Ranisate's biological mother lives in Pierre, S.D., and her biological father lives in Larimore. Neither of her biological parents has seen Ranisate since she disappeared.

Peterson said he has talked with the girl's boyfriend and called her cellphone to locate her. Those efforts were unsuccessful.

Stickel said Ranisate did well in school and was a good foster child.

Peterson said her family thought she might have gone to visit her biological father, as a cousin who lives near him was graduating high school.

Anyone with information on Ranisate's location or where she might have gone may call the Jamestown Police Department at 701-252-1000 and ask for Capt. Peterson.