MORENO VALLEY – A 17-year-old Moreno Valley girl went missing today after leaving school, with witnesses reporting that she may have gotten into a pickup truck.
The teenager was reported missing around 12:25 p.m. from her residence in the 27300 block of Cottonwood Avenue, near Moreno Beach Drive, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
There were initial reports the girl was walking near the house when she was picked up by someone driving a green, newer model Ford pickup truck, but authorities could not confirm that.
The 17-year-old attended a summer class between 8 and 10 a.m. at Valley View High School, a little over a mile away, according to sheriff’s officials.
Deputies were checking local retail outlets and hillsides around the Cottonwood Avenue address to try to locate the girl. An air search turned up no clues.
The teen was described as 5-foot-7 and 113 pounds. She was last seen wearing a green sweatshirt, gray jeans and black shoes, according to the sheriff’s department.