Methuen Police Looking for 14 yr old Nikita Sarantakis, Walked Away from DCF Custody, Missing and Believed to be in “Serious Danger”

14By: Tom Duggan

Methuen police say they are very concerned about a missing 14 year old girl who left the state’s DCF custody on Friday and may be in serious danger. 

Methuen Police Chief Joe Solomon says that the missing girl, Nikita Sarantakis, willingly left a DCF custody from a group home in Methuen where she was being kept “for her own safety”. Solomon would not comment on the possibility that she is now being held against her will or if she had any dangerous affiliations. 

“We are extremely concerned for this minor’s safety. I wish I could say more but, because she is a minor,  I just can’t,”  Solomon said when asked questions about the missing girl being a prior victim of violence. “What I can say is that if anyone who sees her, do not approach her. Do not approach anyone she may be with. Call 911 immediately.”

Nikita is 5’1”, 125 lbs, red hair and hazel eyes. She also has a lip piercing on her upper lip.

In a report by Officer Christine Nicolosi, she states that:

“I spoke with Asst. Program Director Lauren Woitowicz and she stated that one of the client’s Nikita Sarantakis left the program and possibly got into a blue m/v heading towards Lowell.”

“The report also stated “Lauren (DCF program manager) stated that several men have been calling the program looking for her and they have been advised to tell them that she is not in the program.” 

“Nikita was last seen wearing red crop top grey cardigans , brown boots, baby blue jeans and wears her hair tied up.”

Methuen police have issued a nationwide BOLO (Be on the lookout) to all law enforcement agencies. Methuen detectives are working around the clock to locate Nikita.

You can call Methuen Police directly, 24 hours a day at 978-983-8698