Abington Teen, 15, Is 1 of 2 to Disappear From Township, Police Say

Abington Missing
Brian X. McCrone

An Abington teenager has been missing since July and was last seen leaving her house with $300 in cash, township police said Wednesday.

Grace Packer, 15, of the Ardsley neighborhood, left her home on Tennis Avenue and hasn't been seen since, police said. She disappeared July 11.

One news report said police believe Packer may be in Philadelphia.

She is described by police as 5-foot, 4-inches tall and weighs 185 pounds with brown/blonde hair. Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call Abington police at (267)536-1100 and asked for Detective Cindy Pettinato or Detective Sgt. Robert Fink.

Packer is the second Abington resident in two days to be reported missing by township police. 

Vadim Tapcov, 27, of Melmar Road in the Huntingdon Valley section, left his home Wednesday night after taking a large amount of pills, his girlfriend told Abington police.

The number of pills he took could "have the potential to be incapacitating or fatal," a police release said. He was last seen wearing a gray shirt, khaki shorts, carrying a black bag and possibly without shoes. He is six feet tall with a medium build.

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