Las Vegas: 16-year-old Isabella Rojas hasn't been in contact with her loved ones since January 19, 2013, but is likely still in the city as a voluntary runaway. Nonetheless, that doesn't affect the importance of locating the teen to assure that she is safe and wellÂ—especially in this large city and the person whose company she is believed to be in at the moment.
The teen's mother is seeking answers, but most importantly she is frantic for things to change. All too often do teens run away from home while ignoring any potential backlash that may result of it. Isabella is believed to be in the company of a 17-year-old male whom she met while seeking treatment for depression. This teen, her mother Natasha Smith fears, is homeless and is a drug user who also sells drugs. Isabella's mother also fears that the home she might be staying at is heavy with drug-related activity.
"She has always been a wonderful little girl and very loving. This is the first time she has runaway," said Natasha Smith.
Isabella Rojas is listed as an "endangered runaway" and for good reason. The city of Las Vegas is no place for a teenage girl to be on her own, especially if her only suspected companions are drug users and dealers of drugs. All too often do runaway teens find themselves in situations that are dangerous and traumatic, so hopefully this young lady wises up and gets back in touch with her motherÂ—who is beside herself in fear of what could be happening.
Photo: Facebook/Bring Isabella Home
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