Volunteers are searching the Herriman, Utah area for a 13-year-old girl who went missing 2 days ago, from her family's home.Brooklyn Gittins is described by KUTV as blonde-haired, 5-feet (154-cm) tall, weighing 110 pounds (50 kg). She has blue eyes and wears glasses.
Local police have intensified the search for the teen, who is now missing for 2 days. Parents last saw her as she was going to bed on Tuesday, January 8.
She vanished sometime during the night. The following day a search helicopter and dog rescue teams were sent out to locate her, to no avail.
Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal explains that there was no evidence of someone breaking into her house. They initially suspected she could have run away, as she had done so before, 4-5 months ago.
“She has run away once before. [...] But one of the big concerns is that she left without her stuff,” he tells reporters.
Brooklyn left the house without grabbing a coat or shoes, reports say. Her parents tried to get in touch with her, but she is not carrying her cellphone.
The last time she was seen, she was getting ready for bed, wearing black pajama pants with a white Scottie dog pattern and a T-shirt, HuffPost details.
A search party of approximately 1,000 volunteers gathered to find the girl, Unified Police reps assessed. Mounted and canine rescue teams will be sent out again today, with the initial ground search ending Thursday night.
At this point, police have no clue as to her whereabouts. The National Weather Service has announced below freezing temperatures in the area, with 3-5 inches (8-13 cm) of snow the following days.
The possibility of her leaving by car or bus has not been ruled out. Brooklyn parents have told police they checked on her at 9:00pm Tuesday night and she was gone by 7:00am the next morning.