“I’m terrified to death,” the child’s mother said as the hunt for a missing 12-year-old Arizona girl reached its second week.
According to the Graham County Sheriff’s Office, Betty Taylor was accounted for missing by her family eight days prior after she informed her dad she was going for a stroll and never returned to her home in Safford, Arizona.
Community volunteers dispersed over Graham County over the weekend, putting out missing girl posters to raise awareness about the child’s abduction.
Officers on horseback and all-terrain vehicles explored the desert region around the little hamlet at the foot of the Pinaleno Mountains in southeast Arizona, roughly 130 miles from Tucson, for the girl, using helicopters, search dogs, and drones.
“I’m frightened to death about the thing she’s going through. I couldn’t say whether she’s out there all alone. I couldn’t say whether she has a protected spot to be. I couldn’t say whether she’s eating,” the young lady’s anguished mother, Bonnie Jones, expressed that she is terrified thinking about what her daughter must be going through. She is not sure if her daughter is on her own out or whether she is in a safe place or has eaten anything.
According to a statement from the Graham County Sheriff’s Office, Betty was last seen on March 20 when she left her house about 11 a.m., informing her dad, Justin Taylor, that she was going for a walk. The family started looking for her after she didn’t come home by 6 p.m. that day, before reporting her missing at 8 p.m. that night.
The young lady is portrayed as being 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing 135 pounds, with hazel eyes and shoulder-length brown hair with red highlights. She wore a black sweatshirt with white writing on the front, a neon-colored baseball cap, blue jeans, and turquoise and pink Vans tennis shoes as she left her house.
According to the sheriff’s office, she was also carrying a purple JanSport bag. Anyone with information regarding the young lady’s whereabouts should call 911 or contact investigators at (929) 428-3141, according to sheriff’s authorities.
May Betty be safe. Please share this story and help the family be reunited soon.