TUESDAY UPDATE: Marissa McGary has been found.
FROM NORTH TONAWANDA POLICE:
We have located Marissa in Salamanca. She is safe and is now in the care
of her father. She was not being held against her will, but was afraid to
return home because she knew she would be in trouble. Thank you for your
assistance in this matter.
North Tonawanda Police need your help finding a missing teenager.
Police are hunting for 15-year-old Marissa McGary.
Police say the girl didn't return from a friend's house after going for a walk Sunday evening near Seventh Avenue.
According to investigators, Marissa has run away in the past and her mother fears she may have run off to meet someone she connected with online.
There's also fear she may be being held against her will after the girl's mother says a serious of text messages made her suspicious.
Police say Marissa's phone pings to the Salamanca area and her mother does not know of any friends in Salamanca.
Salamanca Police are aware and also actively searching for the teen.
Marissa is described as a white female, approximately 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs approximately 140 pounds.
She has long brown hair and was last seen wearing a black North Face, black leggings and white sneakers.
If anyone has any information, please contact the North Tonawanda Police Detective Bureau at 716-692-4312 or the general police line at 716-692-4111.