Exclusive: Police seek security guard from Vacaville in missing Maine teen case

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There are new details about a person of interest from Solano County who may be connected to a case involving a missing teenager more than 2,000 miles away.

Early Monday morning, Solano NewsNet was the first to report details about the case, which involves a 15-year-old who disappeared from a youth shelter in Lewiston, Maine over the weekend.

Police say Lanie Nolan of Oakland, Maine was last heard from when she told staff members at the New Beginnings youth center that she was going for a walk. That was on Saturday, and when Lanie failed to return from her walk, employees at the shelter called police.

Authorities say Lanie was communicating with a 23-year-old man over social media. They offered little details about the adult at the center of the case, other than to say he was from Vacaville and might be driving a blue, 2001 Ford Mustang with California license plate 5-LQL-188.

Late Monday afternoon, Solano NewsNet learned the man’s last known residence was a home near the intersection of Nut Tree Road and Arcadia Drive in Vacaville. No one answered the door when an editor from Solano NewsNet visited the home Monday evening, but a next door neighbor said the man “looked familiar” when shown a photo of the individual.

That individual works as a security guard in Vallejo and has connections to the Placer County community of Foresthill, according to social media pages associated with the person. No one answered the phone at the company where the person is said to work.

Solano NewsNet is not revealing his name at this time out of concerns that revealing his name could jeopardize an ongoing police investigation and because the man has not been named as a suspect in Lanie’s disappearance.

Lanie was described by authorities as a fair-complexioned white female standing 5-feet, 4-inches tall and weighing 180 pounds. She has blonde hair and blue eyes, and was last seen wearing a brown sweatshirt, gray pants, sneakers and eyeglasses.

Anyone with information about Lanie's whereabouts or disappearance is asked to call detectives with the Lewiston Police Department at 207-784-6421.

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