Alameda Students Pray for Safe Return of Missing Girl

By Bay City News
|  Thursday, Sep 19, 2013  |  Updated 6:30 AM PDT
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Alameda Students Pray for Safe Return of Missing Girl

Griffith Family

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Students and staff at an Alameda high school are praying for the safe return of 15-year-old Elisabeth Griffith who went missing Friday evening, a school spokeswoman said.

Griffith was reported missing by her family after she was last seen at the campus of her private school Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School, located at 1011 Chestnut St. in Alameda, around 6 p.m., school spokeswoman Mary McInerney said.

Oakland police spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson confirmed Oakland police are leading the investigation into the teen's disappearance.

Griffith lives in the Rockridge area of Oakland, McInerney said. She said school officials are working with her family and police from Alameda and Oakland.

The sophomore had attended classes Friday and met with her father after school on campus, McInerney said.

She had left campus that afternoon to spend time with friends in Alameda and returned to campus before leaving at 6 p.m. McInerney said the school has an open campus and it is not unusual for students to come and go after the school day.

According to McInerney, Griffith's family has posted information about her disappearance on the website 1800runaway.org.

Anyone with information is asked to call Alameda or Oakland police. On Griffith's Facebook page, friends and family have posted comments since her disappearance.

Someone posted on her page Tuesday night, "...please come home I miss you so much you have no idea." The post continued, "You're stressing out the people who love you. Come home."

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