A search for a teenage girl who left Aurora, Colo., on Feb. 5 is now centered in the Venice area of Los Angeles, where her car was found.
The parents of 17-year-old Raven Cassidy Furlong learned the car had been found in Venice after receiving a parking ticket in the mail, according to a Facebook page they set up.
Lin Furlong said she feared her daughter might have been kidnapped after her name turned up on a modeling site, Model Mayhem.
“There may be some legitimate photographers on there, but I think it’s a gateway for trafficking young women,” the mother alleged in a televised interview.
The parents, who are currently in Los Angeles, are offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads them to their daughter, according to TheDenverChannel.com, the website of the ABC outlet in Denver.
Furlong’s mother and stepfather waited 12 hours by the car, but no one showed up for it.
“Inside the car, items found of Raven’s appeared as if she may be with the car,” according to their Facebook posting. “But the disturbing items belonging to others raised more issues and unanswered questions continue.”
Los Angeles police Officer Alex Martinez of the Media Relations office said he could verify that the car was found in Venice by Pacific Division officers.
But he said that is as much as Los Angeles police are involved in the case.
“It’s an Aurora police investigation,” Martinez said.
The mother said she got a phone call from her daughter in February, but the teen said she couldn’t talk because she was calling on a phone that was not hers.
The mother said she was “still really scared for her. I’m really nervous.”
Anyone knowing the teen’s whereabouts was asked to call 1-800-THE-LOST or Shelley Shaffer at 360-852-8019.