Search on for Gilford High senior — (New Hampshire Union Leader)

SSRI Ed note: Teen goes missing following discontinuation of prescribed Prozac, causing alarm, and search for her.

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New Hampshire Union Leader (Manchester, NH)

Oct 20, 2008

GILFORD – Nicole Bacon was 50 feet away from home Friday night, but never made it. Where she went is still not known and that has her family in a frantic search for the 17-year-old Gilford High School senior.

Barbara Bacon said her daughter was coming home from drama practice when the parents of a friend dropped her off at the end the driveway that leads to the home where she lived with her grandmother, Cynthia Sargent.

Nicole, however, never went inside the house and was reportedly seen walking in the opposite direction about a half-hour later.

She was wearing loose black pants and a black-hooded sweatshirt. She is described as 5-foot-6, slender with short auburn colored hair and a fair complexion.

“I am very worried,” Barbara Bacon said. “She took no coat and it’s cold out.”

According to her mother, Nicole Bacon has lived with her grandmother since July after living in group homes for the previous two years.

Barbara Bacon learned her daughter had recently stopped taking Prozac, which was proscribed [sic] to treat depression. She said Nicole went missing two years ago after stopping her medication. She was found 23 hours later at a friend’s house.

“She had been doing quite well for the last three months,” Barbara Bacon said. “Then her behavior kind of changed in the last two, three weeks.”

Anyone who has information is asked to call Gilford Police at 527-4737

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Teenager reported missing found safe and sound — (Fosters)

Posted Oct 22, 2008 at 3:15 AM  Updated Oct 22, 2008 at 4:44 AM

GILFORD — Police report that a teenage girl who was reported missing has been located.

On Monday at around 9 a.m. Patrol Officer Daniel P. O’Neill picked up Nicole Bacon while walking on Lakeshore Road in Gilford. Bacon was found in good health and the Gilford Police Department would like to thank the public for their help in the search.