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A 15-year-old girl was reported missing to Killeen police on Wednesday morning.

Yaby Velez didn’t arrive at school for her first class, according to family friend Lisa Volle. Her mother, Yajaira, was notified, and when she returned to the home on Birmingham Circle in southwest Killeen to check on Yaby, she found her daughter’s cellphone in the house.

Yaby is 4 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs 125 pounds, according to Volle. Yaby is believed to be wearing Nike sandals. She was last seen about 8 a.m. on home security alarm footage, Volle said.

The Velez family asked for people to accompany them at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the front yard of their home to help canvass the neighborhood in an effort to gain more information.

The case has not yet been assigned to a police officer, according to Killeen police spokeswoman Ofelia Miramontez.

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