Destiny Snyder

Destiny Snyder

LOWER PAXTON TWP., Pa. - Federal, state, and local law enforcement authorities are widening their search for a missing teenager from the Harrisburg area.

Destiny Snyder, 13, was last seen around 2:30 a.m. Saturday at her home in Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County, according to the police.

On Tuesday, authorities said the Pennsylvania State Police, acting on a tip, provided several troopers and horses from their mounted unit to search a portion of the Appalachian Trail.

Other agencies involved in the search include the FBI, the National Park Service, and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

"Lower Paxton police are pursuing every investigative avenue available to us," the police said in a post on their CrimeWatch page. "At this time this incident does not meet the criteria for an Amber Alert."

Destiny, who has long, brown hair, is reported to stand five feet, two inches tall and weigh approximately 115 pounds.

Anyone who knows of the girl's whereabouts is asked to contact the Lower Paxton Township Police Department at 717-657-5656 or Dauphin County Communications at 717-558-6900.

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