PALMYRA — The family of missing teenager Harley McGinnis said Monday they fear the girl has left the state, possibly to meet a 21-year-old man she met online.

Harley, 15, left her grandparents’ home on Wyman Road between midnight and 3 a.m. Wednesday, said her grandmother, Sue Quimby.

“We know she’s been talking to a couple of guys online and one of them is from Louisiana and another one from New York City,” said Sue Quimby. “She did run away, but there’s a possibility that she could be trouble if she took off out of state with someone we don’t even know.”

Quimby said she is not sure what the girl was wearing when she left, but Harley took her pocketbook, her iPod, her birth certificate, her Social Security card and her driver’s permit. She is 5 feet, 3 inches tall and weighs approximately 130 pounds. She has with dark blond hair, which she keeps tied back, and blue eyes.

Quimby said this is the first time Harley has run away from home.

She said she has contacted the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department to report the girl missing. A deputy checked out addresses in St. Albans and Hartland, but could not find the girl, she said.

Detective Lt. Carl Gottardi of the sheriff’s department said Monday he remembers the report but has not seen the file. Sgt. Michael Knight did not immediately return a reporter’s calls Monday for details of the investigation.

Quimby said she and her husband, Sanborn, have legal guardianship of Harley, her 13-year-old sister and her 16-year-old brother.

Harley’s mother, Julie Quimby, said Monday she had spoken with her daughter recently, but Harley has not returned messages since her disappearance.

“I’m pretty sure she would pick up the phone for me if she could pick up the phone,” said Julie Quimby.

McGinnis’ aunt Alice Quimby Humphrey said the family is worried that something has happened to her because she has broken off contact with them. She said her own daughter, who turns 3 in December, has been asking for Harley.

“She’s been crying and asking where Harley is,” Humphrey said.

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