Police search for missing Durango teenager

Police believe Hannah Bissell, who was last seen Tuesday morning, is with a 21-year-old man named Munir "Matt" Nazer

The Daily Times staff
Police are searching for Hannah Bissell, 16, who was last seen Tuesday morning at Animas High School in Durango, Colo.

FARMINGTON — Police are searching throughout the Four Corners for a 16-year-old from Durango, Colo., who was reported as a runaway earlier this week.

Hannah Bissell was last seen Tuesday morning at Animas High School in Durango, according to information provided by Durango Police Department Detective Chris Thomson, who is investigating the case. She was wearing blue jeans, a black jacket with a furred collar from The North Face and a blue striped shirt.

Police believe 16-year-old Hannah Bissell, who has been missing since Tuesday morning, is with a 21-year-old man named Munir "Matt" Nazer.

She is 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs about 115 pounds. She has green eyes and blond hair, but police believe she may have changed her hair color to red or purple.

Police believe Bissell is with a 21-year-old man named Munir "Matt" Nazer.

According to police, Nazer is an alleged heroin user who was featured in April on the daytime show "Steve Harvey" to speak about his addiction.

Police believe Bissell and Nazer were driving a black, early-model 1990s Chevrolet Z-71 pick-up truck that is low to the ground. The vehicle had a square sticker on the passenger side of the back window.

Thomson said Durango police have shared information about the missing teenager with law enforcement agencies in the Four Corners, including those in San Juan County.

Police are searching for Hannah Bissell, 16, who was last seen Tuesday morning at Animas High School in Durango, Colo.

He said police do not have reason to believe Bissell and Naser are in Farmington, but added, "It's all a close community. Farmington's not far from Durango. ... It's quite possible that she's familiar with Farmington, as well."

He added that the teenager's disappearance is "very uncharacteristic."

"I know her family is very concerned about her well-being," Thomson said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Thomson at 970-375-4732 or chris.thomson@durangogov.org.