MIAMI (WSVN) - Police have shared a new clue in their search for a 13-year-old girl who went missing in Miami.
City of Miami Police released surveillance video Monday that shows Brianna Claro getting into a blue four-door sedan with dark tints, possibly a Nissan Altima.
The teen was last seen along the 6000 block of Northwest 13th Street, at around 3:45 p.m. Friday.
Her family is desperate to bring Claro back home.
“She’s in sixth grade, her favorite color is purple, and she has a lot of friends,” said Claro’s younger sister Ileana Orfilia.
“I need her back, her family loves her,” mother Ana Jimenez said through a translator.
When Claro was seen on video entering the sedan on Northwest 60th Street and 13th Avenue, she never came back home. Her family said they don’t know who drove the car or why she was picked up.
“Why would she do this, and why isn’t she home?” asked Claro’s older sister Anny Biere. “Why has she gone missing for so many days? Who has her?”
Linette Early thinks she spotted the car and Claro hours later, about a mile east from where she was last seen.
When she was given Claro’s photo and asked to identify her, she responded, “Yes.”
Early said she watched a girl who fits Claro’s description near Northwest 58th Street and Second Avenue jump from the back seat of a dark-colored sedan before being chased across the street into an apartment building. She said a man also came from the car and went after the teen.
“She was running,” Early said.
Early doesn’t know if the girl was ever caught. She later saw Facebook posts on Claro being missing and got in touch with police and the family.
“There was no reason for her to leave like this and just leave us without an explanation, without a clue, a hint of who she could be with, where she can be,” said Biere.
Police tweeted a message Monday evening asking for the public’s help as they search for Claro.
“We looked into several vehicles that were suspicious in the area and we just have all our detectives on it and they’re trying to locate her and see where she might be,” said Miami Police officer Michael Vega.
“We beg her to come back. Anybody that has seen her, just any information is just one step away from bringing Brianna back home safe,” Biere said.
“I just feel sad. I want her to come back,” Orfilia said.
Investigators said Claro stands 5 feet, 3 inches tall, weighs around 125 pounds, and has brown eyes and brown hair.
She was last seen wearing a burgundy school uniform sweater from the SEED School of Miami, khaki school pants and black Nike slides.
Officials urge anyone with information on her whereabouts to call City of Miami Police at 305-603-6300 or 305-579-6111. You’re also urged to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.
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