Father Asks For Help in Finding Missing Teenager

Wednesday, Dec 8, 2010  |  Updated 10:00 AM PDT
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Father Asks For Help in Finding Missing Teenager

This 15-year-old hasn't been homse since Nov. 29.

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Family members of a 15-year-old Pacheco girl who went missing more  than a week ago are asking for the public's help in bringing her home safely.

  Stephanie Cudd, a sophomore at College Park High School, left home  sometime between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. on Nov. 29th, her father Thomas Cudd said  today.
 
Contra Costa County Sheriff's spokesman Jimmy Lee said that  investigators have entered her name into the missing persons database and  followed up with her school, her family and her boyfriend, but as far as they  have been able to determine, it appears that she ran away voluntarily.
 
Stephanie's father, however, said that family members fear that  somebody might have lured her away, possibly somebody she met on the  Internet, and that she might be in the company of an adult male.
 
Stephanie's boyfriend received a voicemail message from her over  the weekend from a phone number with a Las Vegas area code, Thomas Cudd said.  He said his daughter doesn't know anyone in Las Vegas, and he fears for her  safety.
 
 He said his daughter is a good student and a good kid with no  history of drug or alcohol use and no history of running away.
 
She is a white female with brown hair, brown eyes and pierced  ears. She is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs about 116 pounds.
 
Her family is working with the National Center for Missing and  Exploited Children and the Polly Klaas Foundation to find Stephanie.
 
Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call the  Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office at (925) 646-2441.
 

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