WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas -- Police in Leander are searching for a missing teenager.
A missing person/runaway report was filed with the Leander Police Department last week by 16-year-old Alexis Collins' mother.
Collins' mother told authorities that she had last seen her daughter Alexis around 5:15 p.m. on July 11. She was wearing a green shirt and blue jean shorts.
Police believe the teen could still be in the Williamson County area with 17-year-old Josh Plourde. They could possibly be driving a 1998 blue Ford Explorer with Texas license plates 277NBR.
Though the Leander Police Department is classifying this case as a runaway, Alexis' family is insistent it is a missing persons case.
According to Collins' aunt, Caren Lee, both teens did not take anything -- clothes, phones, keys, wallets, etc. -- with them. In both cases she say the teens walked out the door and have not been seen since.
Caren acknowledges that the second missing teen, Plourde, is Alexis' boyfriend, but she says he didn’t leave his house until the middle of the night to go look for Alexis when he had not heard from her all day.
Caren tells KVUE Alexis has always been a “mama’s girl” who talks to her mom every day. She says the whole community says “this doesn’t make sense.”
The private investigator hired to investigate does not classify this as a runaway; Caren says he thinks it’s a missing persons case.
Collins was added to the Missing Person Clearinghouse database by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
If you have any information on her whereabouts you are asked to call (512) 528-2814. For more information click here.