Parents worry more about something terrible happening to their child than most things. They take care of their children and protect them, but things can change abruptly when children are no longer under the care of their parents.
In North Tonawanda, New York, one family has been searching for their lost daughter, Marissa McGray. The girl did not return home after visiting her friend during the week. She was last spotted on Sunday when she was expected to go for a walk after the visit. The girl left home around 10 p.m and never returned. Her family and friends got worried when it got late without seeing her.
The fifteen-year-old Marissa weighs approximately 140 pounds and 5-foot-4. The last people to see her believe that she was wearing white shoes and dark clothing.
Her parents are definitely worried about her safety and her mother is concerned because the girl has acted out before. Marissa ran away when she was just 13. About a year ago, the girl went missing on a Wednesday night and was found safe near Niagara Falls. However, her parents are worried because the recent incident is likely to be a result of her online connection. Marissa’s mother received some suspicious messages on Tuesday and this is why she thinks that someone has influenced her daughter.
Marissa’s father also has the same suspicions. He called the girl on Tuesday and she picked up the phone. He could recognize his daughter’s voice, but there was a strange voice in the background. He thinks that Marissa was with a man who was telling her what to say. This was a terrifying moment for her dad. Things got worse when he requested to talk to the stranger and the call was disconnected.
Authorities linked the call to a place in Salamanca (about 1.5-hour drive from North Tonawanda). Since then, the police have been searching for the girl.
Thanks to the police and countless volunteers Marissa has been located and returned home safely. The police issued a statement.
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.