15-year-old runs off with 37-year-old man

Published On: Dec 24 2013 01:22:36 PM EST   Updated On: Oct 31 2013 05:14:54 PM EDT

Her mother says the man is like a brother to her, or at least he was. They left a note, but no one knows where they are.


Detectives with the Plymouth Township Police Department are asking for your help in finding a 15-year-old teenage girl and a 37-year-old man who were last seen Sunday night in Northville Township.

Emily Lalinsky and Bob Messer left matching notes behind for their respective families, in which they declared their love for one another.

Lisa Schwartz is Emily's mother, who said she and her children first met Bob Messer eight years ago at a church. Over time, they grew to go on trips together and celebrate holidays.

"He was like a brother to me and was like my kids' dad." Schwartz said.

Lisa Schwartz said she never notice any red flags in the relationship.

"They never held hands, or acted romantically involved. Am I that naive that I missed everything? Were there signs and I missed them?" Schwartz asked.

The couple has left behind all communication devices and have no money. The Plymouth Township police are concerned for her safety and are asking for the public's help in finding her.

Lisa Schwartz said she hopes the two return.

"I miss her. She's my daughter. I ant her back and I just want both of them to come back and we can work this out, figure it out\," Schwartz said.


15-year-old Emily Nicole Lalinsky

5'5" tall

130 lbs

Long blond hair

Blue eyes

Person of Interest:

Robert Louis Messer

White male

Last seen driving a two-tone brown 1991 pick-up truck

If you have any information about the couple, please contact Plymouth Township Police at 734-354-3250


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