This story leaves far too many blanks for news readers to fill as family drama is often complicated BUT Missouri "Romeo & Juliet" laws DO NOT apply to youngsters who aren't yet 17 or adults over 21.
He's the start of a heartbreaking story for everyone involved put on blast by local news and law enforcement . . .
The Independence Police Department is asking for help to find a teen who hasn't been seen by family in nearly week. Authorities are searching for 14-year-old Emma M. Looker. Looker is approximately 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs around 125 pounds. She has long curly brown hair.