Parents Want Help Searching for Missing Teen

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    An East County girl's family is becoming increasingly desparate to local the missing teen.

    Sixteen-year-old Maylona Franco was last heard from April 30, according to her family, when she called her father and said she would be home in a couple of hours.

    Parents Want Help Searching for Missing Teen

    [DGO] Parents Want Help Searching for Missing Teen
    It's hard not to think of the worst," says East County teen's mom. (Published Tuesday, May 11, 2010)

    "She has never done anything like this," Krist Franco said Monday. "She always calls. It's hard not to think of the worst."

    Maylona has brown hair with highlights, brown eyes, and has several facial piercings, as well as a pierced tongue. She is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds.
    Sipriana Fierro
    While the teen's family said no one knew where the girl is and that they are frustrated that the police aren't doing more, El Cajon police said there is no evidence that she left on anything but her own accord.

    "I can understand their frustration," El Cajon police Lt. Mark Coit said. "Feeling we don't care isn't the case. We care about every case like this."

    According to a Facebook page about Maylona's disappearance, the girl told her father she was at a party in Escondido when she last called him. The Facebook page also said the teen's cousin Sipriana Fierro, who is also missing, was with her on the night of April 30.

    A school official said Monday, however, that at least one of Maylona's friends had spoken with her on the phone since her disappearance.

    Family members and friends have posted fliers on cars in the neighborhood, as well as on street signs and the front doors of Chaparral High School, in El Cajon, which Maylona attends.