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Authorities Believe Missing Hayward Teen May Be With Boyfriend

The mother of 13-year-old Delicia Moreno is afraid she may have been abducted instead.

By Bay City News Service

Law enforcement officials believe a teenage girl from unincorporated Hayward who has been missing since Thursday is with her boyfriend at an unknown location, but her family fears she may have been abducted.

School officials told Jessica Avila, who identified herself as the mother of 13-year-old Delicia Moreno, that her daughter had never arrived Thursday morning at Winton Middle School, located at 119 W. Winton Ave., according to Avila.

The Alameda County Sheriff's Office is searching for the teen, who is believed to have run away with her boyfriend, according to sheriff's Sgt. J.D. Nelson.

However, Avila said she thinks her daughter is with a 23-year-old family friend, who is not her boyfriend. She said she is concerned he will take Delicia out of the state.

However, investigators are treating the case as a runaway situation, not an abduction, Nelson said.

Avila said her daughter walked with her younger sister to Burbank Elementary School, located about a mile from Winton Middle at 222 Burbank St., around 7:50 a.m.

Delicia was seen on surveillance footage walking away from the elementary school after dropping off her sister, but after that she never made it to her school like she usually does, Avila said.

Avila said nothing is missing from Delicia's bedroom and that she does not have a cellphone.

Nelson said leads to where the older man may be with Delicia dried up after he deactivated his Facebook page today.

The man is also from the Hayward area, he said.

Through social media, Avila has posted fliers with a picture of her daughter and a description of what she looks like.

She was last seen wearing a 49ers sweatshirt, jeans with holes with black leggings underneath and white Vans sneakers.

Avila, with friends and family, has been papering the area near Burbank Elementary with the fliers.

Around 4 p.m., she said they were putting up photos of the 23-year-old in hopes of someone recognizing where he has been recently.

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Joy Hill- Middleton January 19, 2013 at 04:01 PM
Please call your mother or friends. God bless you, our thoughts and prayers are with you in hopes that you will return home ununharmed.
CAROL BRIDGES January 19, 2013 at 11:40 PM
Yes Delicia is very thin and slim. ***Please help us get the word out ..this is not her boyfriend. The man use to rent a room from a relative of Delicia.. that is how she knows him.
CAROL BRIDGES January 19, 2013 at 11:44 PM
Delicia is really tall and slim. Please help us clear things up. ***this is not her boyfriend. He is a pig that use to rent a room from a family member and he would bug her. Jessica (delicias mom) filed a complaint with the police about this guy bugging her daughter but nothing was done
Teairra bassey January 19, 2013 at 11:57 PM
Delicia please I kno we have our ups nd downs but please come.back.home you can talk to.me about anything i jst hope your okay mija yu kno.how to fight I seen you we were since 5th grade all I can do is pray for yu so please come back
CAROL BRIDGES January 20, 2013 at 12:03 PM
Thank you for all the prayers love and support. Delicia showed up at her grandmother's house

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