CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is asking the public for help locating a south Charlotte mother and her 8-year-old daughter.

Megan Stack (Photo: CMPD)
Megan Stack (Photo: CMPD)

Megan Stack and her daughter, Ava, disappeared Monday afternoon after Ava was picked up from class at Bain Elementary School in Mint Hill. Authorities said Megan left her home on Cloister Drive around 1:30 p.m. Monday and has not returned or been heard from since.

Megan and Ava Stack (Photo: CMPD)
Megan and Ava Stack (Photo: CMPD)

“Because of Megan Stack’s emotional state and recent behavior, there is serious concern for their safety,” CMPD said. While officials would not specify the nature of the concerning behavior or any medical issues, they said she has had concerning behaviors in the past.

According to investigators, CMPD's requested Amber Alert was denied by state authorities "due to it not meeting the restrictive criteria." CMPD said they are now applying for a Silver Alert based on Megan Stack's emotional state.

“My daughter Ava Stack is 8-years-old,” Ava’s father Timothy Lieberger said. “She’s my world. She’s everything to me. She’s all I have. She’s missing.”

The two are believed to be driving in a silver 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe with a paper tag. Authorities said they are unsure of their direction of travel.

“She’s driving, they don’t know where,” Lieberger said. “She’s in the car, they think, driving so please keep your eyes on the road.”

Megan is described as a white female standing at 5’4” and weighing around 110 lbs. She was last seen wearing a maroon jacket, pants and black boots. Ava was last seen wearing purple jeans and a white t-shirt.

Anyone with information on Megan and/or Ava’s whereabouts is asked to call 911 immediately.

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