A 12-year old girl from Tom Browne Middle School has been reported missing in Corpus Christi.
Cameron Hernandez was last seen around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, at the Four Winds apartment complex in the 4100 block of Brett, near Weber and SPID, where she lives with her mother. Police are actively searching for her.
The girl's mother told police that her daughter went for a jog around the complex Tuesday night and never returned.
Hernandez is five-foot one, weighs 100 pounds, has dyed red hair and brown eyes. Police spent Wednesday searching nearby neighborhoods with flyers in hand, and following up on possible sightings.
There were also officers checking in with registered sex offenders whose homes were within one-thousand feet of the complex where the girl went missing. The officers checked the homes of six offenders, and all of them checked out.
In the meantime, the girl's disappearance has nearby neighbors at the complex concerned for her safety.
"She's beautiful," resident Beth Markus said. "I just hope she's returned safe. I really do."
"We want to make sure she's not being held against her will, and no one is keeping her, because that is a crime if they are harboring a runaway," said Lt. Rebecca Schauer of the Corpus Christi Police Department. "If she is out there, and someone is letting her stay with them, being nice, we need to return her to her mother."
Police said there is no evidence of foul play, and no one saw the girl get snatched. They also do not know at this point if this is simply a runaway.
What they do know is that the young girl and her mom are new to the area. They just moved here from the Valley, so they have not met many people. The girl's mom told police there is no reason why she would have run away.
Hernandez was last seen wearing a white tank-top shirt, silver basketball shorts, black Nike running shoes and a camo camelback water carrier.
One person reported seeing the girl off of Port near Bill Millers. Police checked it out, but did not find the missing girl.
Anyone with any information that could help police locate Hernandez should call the CCPD.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2013 WorldNow and KIII. All Rights Reserved.