Missing Shipman girl found Tuesday
By: JACKSON WILSON
Enquirer Democrat Reporter
Over the weekend, Macoupin County law enforcement detectives were searching for Shipman area native Madison Tullis, who went missing before being found early afternoon on Tuesday.
According to Macoupin County Sheriff Shawn Kahl, Tullis, 16, was last seen on Apr. 6 at 10 p.m. before fleeing from her Route 16 home in rural Plainview. Her mother contacted the Macoupin County Sherriff’s Department at 9:45 a.m. the next morning and reported her daughter as a runaway. Tullis was then entered in as a missing juvenile. Reports have indicated that Tullis had left on her own freewill.
As time passed, police search parties were requesting additional assistance due to rumors being spread that Tullis had supposedly fled all the way out to the Rolla, Missouri area. So, the Phelps County Police Department decided to join in on the investigation.
Eventually, Tullis was discovered hanging out at a Phelps County gas station as revealed by footage on the facility’s surveillance camera. Upon further review of the tapes, law officials were able to track Tullis down sometime between 11:30 a.m. and noon on Tuesday. She was located near the Phelps County Sheriff’s Office in Missouri.