CA - Erica Ramirez, 19, Orland, 8 April 2014
Orland police searching for 19-year-old reported missing -
Erica Ramirez was reported missing after she didn't return home Tuesday, said Orland police Chief J.C. Tolle. Ramirez told her family she was walking to a Burger King to get food, but didn't come home. Family members have claimed she's been abducted, but there's no evidence that supports the allegations and nothing out of the ordinary is seen in the video, Tolle said. After reviewing footage from a nearby gas station, the Police Department determined Ramirez is voluntarily missing, but would like to find her to ensure she's OK, he said.
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