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Friday, March 24, 2006                                                                                       View Comments

Arrest warrant issued in case of missing girl

Lewis J. Lee, 54The search is on for a Chenango County teen that hasn't been seen since this past weekend. Authorities believe they know who she's with.

A felony arrest warrant is out for a former pastor from Chenango County. The sheriff's department believes Lewis Lee, 54, disappeared with Elizabeth Thomsen, 15. She's been missing from the town of Sherburne since last Saturday.

Elizabeth M. Thomsen, 15Lee and Thomsen do know each other. Lee was arrested earlier this year for allegedly stalking the teen. An order of protection was issued a few weeks ago directing Lee to stay away from the girl. Lee now lives in Maryland.

Detectives say they've spoken to Lee's wife in Maryland and it appeared the man had given her false information.

Authorities believe Lee and Thomsen may be traveling in a blue 2006 GMC Sierra with Maryland plates.

If you have any information please call New York State Missing and Exploited Children Clearinghouse at 1-800-FIND-KID.