Father Of 13-Year-Old Missing In NYC Fearful She’s Being Held Against Her Will

Young Girl Has Been Missing 10 Days; Please Contact NYPD If You've Seen Her

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Where is she?

The search is on for a 13-year-old girl, whose name we are withholding, who simply vanished in New York City. CBS 2’s Pablo Guzman spoke with her desperate father on Monday.

Tony, who left Brooklyn years ago, and who, with his wife, has raised their daughter in a rural community outside of Boston, now finds himself back. He’s searching the streets of Manhattan and Brooklyn because the girl ran away from home.

“Whenever I’m focused on trying to find her, I’m okay. But, whenever that stops, and I’m home at night, and I wake up in the morning, and I think, you know, I … I … I … it’s hard. You know this is completely devas… you can’t … it’s my only daughter,”

The girl found a way to get to a Peter Pan bus in Boston. It arrived in Midtown Manhattan.

She stepped off a bus at the Port Authority from Massachusetts and went missing. That was 10 days ago.

At 13, she is tech-savvy. But in the past week and a half she has not gone on her usual Facebook sites and she shut off her cell phone. Her father said the girl has been with him in the past to the Barnes & Noble in Park Slope, and that she loved Prospect Park. They have family in Crown Heights. But knowing they’re looking, she probably has not been there. More likely, Manhattan, he said, is what’s exciting.

“At this point … she … dreams about coming to New York and having a good time. But what we’re worried about now is that it’s gone past the time when you think a 13-year-old would’ve come down by herself, to where we feel she … here. And the question is whether or not she’s being held against her will,” Tony said.

“But I hope that [she] will come home to … we miss her.”

She is a mature looking 13, 5-foot-4, 130 pounds, with black hair usually in a bun or ponytail. She’s bi-racial, light-skinned and last seen wearing blue jeans and black Uggs. If you see her or have information on her whereabouts please contact the NYPD.

Her father fears the girl may have met someone online.

  • Bronte Dalton

    I know her and she was my friend before she switched schools. I hope she comes hope safely. We miss you, alli

  • Scott

    Take her computer hard-drive and scan it for contacts. She obviously has a place to stay or she would have turned up by now. She may have met someone on the internet who offered her a place to stay. Start with that if you haven’t already. If she came in on a bus at the port authority they will have film of her leaving the building. Check that next. As she is exiting the building, you will be able to determine if she walked uptown or downtown from 42nd street. At least that may be some help and perhaps you can follow a film trail to a building. Sorry I can not be of more help. I imagine this is frightening for a parent.

  • Bernie Sanders

    i am sad thats shes missing but why did she run away??? thats ared flag .. she probably met someone on the internet and now is in a whole lot of trouble .. what is wrong with these kids today …I hope shes ok and with friends somewhere safe ~

  • Amtracmarine

    She’s Tech Savvy??Check Zuccotti Park.

  • TooMuchTechnology

    To be a parent to these “tech savvy” teens who grow up way too fast is a hard job. I pray that the youngster will be found safe but the fear of what may have happened is too real and so scary to think about.

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