Divers search for missing Schenectady teen

Police are trying to figure out how a new clue fits into the mystery of a missing teen.

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A jacket matching the one worn by 14-year-old Samantha Humphrey has been found in Riverside Park in the city’s Stockade section.

Yellow crime scene tape has been visible for at least a couple of days.

While police tell NewsChannel 13 there is no crime scene there, state police aviation and dive units, and Schenectady police K-9 units have been searching the banks of the Mohawk River. This is the last place anyone saw Samantha late Friday night.

Her grandparents tell NewsChannel 13 they believe the Schenectady High School freshman headed to Riverside Park to meet up with an old boyfriend. She hasn’t been seen or heard from since then.

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Samantha’s mother filed a missing person’s report with the Schenectady Police Department after she failed to come home Friday night.

Meantime, social media has been inundated with information, comments, and speculation about what might have happened to her.

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Samantha’s grandparents tell NewsChannel 13 they believe there is no chance she ran away.