Yesterday, I was walking with my friend, Corinna, over on Toomey Street in South Austin. We ran into a young woman who fits the description of this missing teen. She seemed dazed and it appeared she might, possibly, have been crying.
She had on a black tee-shirt, bright red hair, a little taller than me (I’m 5’4″) and NO SHOES on her feet. As she approached us, I asked if she was alright. She said, “No,” and kept walking, looking straight ahead.
As she passed me, I turned and asked her, “Is there anything we can do to help?” and she said, “No one can help me now…” over her shoulder.
I felt conflicted, as I wasn’t sure what was going on, and Corinna and I kept walking. I wish I had listened to my heart and turned around and bugged that kid into coming with us. I now know she is fourteen years old and lives right around the corner from me….
Last night, Corinna called to say that she saw a girl on the news, and she sent me to a site to see a photo from the newscast, and when I pulled it up, I said over the phone, “Yes, that is her, definately.”
Corinna called the police, who then called me and asked more questions. I spoke with a detective today.
Please click on this site if you live in the Austin area and if you see this young woman, please call 9-1-1 immediately. She has been missing for two days, and the fact that we saw her yesterday gives me hope that she will be found soon.
Thank you, and I will let you know if I hear anything else.