PACHECO (BCN) — Family members of a 15-year-old Pacheco girl who went missing more than a week ago are asking for the public’s help in bringing her home safely.

Stephanie Cudd, a sophomore at College Park High School, left home sometime between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. on Nov. 29th, her father Thomas Cudd said Tuesday.

Contra Costa County Sheriff’s spokesman Jimmy Lee said that investigators have entered her name into the missing persons database and followed up with her school, her family and her boyfriend, but as far as they have been able to determine, it appears that she ran away voluntarily.

Stephanie’s father, however, said that family members fear that somebody might have lured her away, possibly somebody she met on the Internet, and that she might be in the company of an adult male.

Stephanie’s boyfriend received a voicemail message from her over the weekend from a phone number with a Las Vegas area code, Thomas Cudd said. He said his daughter doesn’t know anyone in Las Vegas, and he fears for her safety.

He said his daughter is a good student and a good kid with no history of drug or alcohol use and no history of running away.

She is a white female with brown hair, brown eyes and pierced ears. She is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs about 116 pounds.

Her family is working with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Polly Klaas Foundation to find Stephanie.

Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office at (925) 646-2441.

(© 2010 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Bay City News contributed to this report.)


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