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Panama City Missing Teen

A Panama City high school senior is missing and authorities are troubled by the way she disappeared and who she might be traveling with.

17-year-old Jennifer Kay Benton was last seen at her home on Abba Lane in Panama City Beach last Wednesday morning.

Investigators believe she went to the Home Depot on the beach and picked up her boyfriend, 25-year-old Blake Hardin and neither have been seen or heard from since.

Hardin has a history of drug charges dating back to 2001 and he is currently in violation of probation in Leon County.

He was arrested last week on domestic battery charges.

Authorities say they may be traveling in a silver 2001 Lincoln LS with Florida license plate number R842NY.

If you have any information about the case, call the Bay County Sheriffs Office at 850-747-4700.


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