Help sought to find 13-year-old NJ girl

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Iana Darlington, 13, of New Jersey, was reported missing after she never made it to school on April 8, 2014. (Photo: Ridgefield Police Department)

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RIDGEFIELD, New Jersey (PIX11) — Police in New Jersey are asking for the public’s help to find a 13-year-old girl who never made it to school on Tuesday and hasn’t been heard from since.

Iana Darlington was last seen by her mother about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at their home. She was wearing a navy blue hooded sweatshirt with the words “Just cheer” emblazoned on it, blue jeans and black sneakers with blue bottoms.

Darlington’s mother was at work in New York City when she received a call from her daughter’s school saying that the teen did not make it to class, police said.

When she came home, Darlington’s mother discovered her daughter was gone and called police.

Investigators believe Darlington left home under her own free will and there’s no indication at this point of foul play.

“A 13-year-old can get into trouble out there so that’s what we’re concerned about,” said Capt. Rich Besser with the Ridgefield Police Department.

In a phone interview with PIX11 News Wednesday morning, Darlington’s father said the girl may not be carrying a cellphone.

Darlington is described as a Hispanic female, about 5 feet 2 inches tall and 110 pounds. She has brown eyes and black hair.

Anyone with information in the case is urged to call the Ridgefield Police Department at 201-943-5210.


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