Fifteen-year-old Libni Gomez is missing and her family fears that she might have been kidnapped. With the case verging on 24 hours, it's hard to feel positive, especially with the circumstances that are known. The Mesquite, Texas teenager was last seen by her family when she went outside to start the family van for them.
When her sister and mother went outside to get in the van, she was not outside. She was nowhere to be found. The keys of the family van were laying on the ground.
Officials are on the lookout for the missing teenager and any information that may give them answers as to what happened to her. It's also been clarified that foul play cannot be eliminated right now.
Was Libni Gomez kidnapped in broad daylight, or is this the case of a voluntary runaway who took advantage of a small window of opportunity? The latter is unlikely, given the circumstances, so it's hopeful that this young lady is found very soonÂ—and in healthy and safe shape.
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