UPDATE: On Nov. 24, 2020, the WPD provided this update, “This afternoon, Gerlyne Springer has been located/has returned. This investigation has since been closed. Thank you to all for your assistance.”
On Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, the Westport Police Department started looking for a missing person, a girl, missing from the Saugatuck area. The girl, Gerlyne Springer, left her home around 5:30 p.m. Sunday, and did not return. She did not respond to attempts to contact her.
Gerlyne Springer is 17. She is described as a light-skinned black female, 5’5” tall, weighing approximately 250 lbs. She currently has long braided extensions in her hair colored both brown and purple. She was last seen wearing dark clothing and glasses.
The WPD Detective Bureau is actively investigating this incident and following up on several possible locations, however at this time Springer’s exact whereabouts remain unknown. Anyone with any information that could assist in this investigation is asked to contact the WPD at (203) 341-6000 and/or the Detective Bureau at (203) 341-6080.