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Vigil Held for Missing Vallejo Girl Pearl Pinson

Police say the 15-year-old girl was kidnapped as she walked to catch a bus to school near her Vallejo home.

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    It has been one month since 15-year-old Pearl Pinson disappeared and her family is still desperate to find her. They organized a public vigil on Saturday evening, hoping that the gathering would remind the community that Pearl still needs to be found. 

    "I need her home no matter what," said Annie Pinson, Pearl's mother. "I want her to know I love her and I need her home. I need to see her."

    Police say Pearl was kidnapped as she walked to catch a bus to school near her Vallejo home four weeks ago. But while her alleged abductor, Fernando Castro, was killed during a shootout with police in Santa Barbara County, investigators have found no trace of Pinson.

    "His family knows where he's at. They have peace," father James Pinson said. "We don't know where our daughter's at, whether she's alive or dead. We just want to bring her home so we can put this all behind us."

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    Family and friends of Pearl Pinson gathered Sunday evening in Vallejo to hold a vigil for the 15-year-old who was kidnapped last week and has been missing since. Christie Smith report.
    (Published Sunday, May 29, 2016)

    Solano County Sheriff's investigators say while their tip line has slowed down, the case is still their highest priority. Investigators say the search has had an emotional impact on the entire department.

    Billboards have gone up across the Bay Area aimed at finding Pearl.

    Pearl is 5 feet 3 inches tall, 130 pounds with brown hair dyed green and green eyes. She has a metal piercing below her lower lip and was last seen wearing a gray sweater and black leggings.

    The sheriff's office's tip line is 707-784-1963, and anyone with urgent information should call 707-421-7090 or 911.

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