The Connecticut State Police issued a Silver Alert over the weekend for Ronan Hernsdorf-Smith and the investigation now involves multiple investigating agencies including the FBI.
The 17-year-old, who has been missing for eight days, comes from a loving home with a big support system, but their young life hasn’t been easy. Ronan is transgender and has struggled with mental health issues as first reported by Fox 61. Their family says they are vulnerable and may be in grave danger.
The teenager disappeared after the first day of school at Avon High School. They left their family a note that read, "I love you all so much. Thank you for everything. I'm so sorry."
The Hersdorf family thanked the Avon community for their support. The community plans to show that support at the Avon town green gazebo for a vigil at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday.
Speaking with Avon PD about investigation into the disapperance of Ronan Hernsdorf-Smith. PD says not enough evidence right now to make definitive connection to human trafficking and as of now there are no suspects or persons of interest. @FOX61News pic.twitter.com/NVm1WkQAxt— Matt Caron (@MattCaronTV) September 7, 2021