Brooklyn girl, 14, missing for a week: ‘Bring her home’ | #missingkids


NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — A Brooklyn mom is pleading for her missing 14-year-old daughter’s safe return after she vanished a week ago.

Aunisty Elliot was last seen leaving her home on Prospect Place in Crown Heights just before 11 a.m. last Wednesday, July 27, following an argument with her mother. She had been babysitting her young brother and sister when she disappeared.

The teen was last seen wearing blue jeans and a black t-shirt, which had the words “the fresh senior” printed in yellow. She wears glasses and has brown eyes and dark-colored hair with purple highlights, police said.

The teen’s mother, Raquel Elliot, held a news conference Tuesday as family and friends continue to hand out flyers and get the word out in the frantic search for her daughter.

“I’m just asking for prayers, faith and hope that my child comes home safe,” Elliot said at Grand Army Plaza.

“And if somebody is with my child, bring her home,” she said.

Elliot told her daughter to “be strong” until she returns.

Brooklyn Council Member Crystal Hudson said Tuesday said there needs to be more urgency with the case, noting her office didn’t find out about it until a week after Elliot went missing.

“My office learned about it today, and she’s been gone for seven days,” Hudson said at Tuesday’s press conference. “That is shameful. This city should be knocking on every door and turning over every stone.”

“Black children are missing at greater rates than any other children in this country; 37% of missing children in this country are Black,” she said.

Police told WNBC that they’ve taken a number of steps to find the teen, including interviewing her friends, canvassing for video, taking possession of her laptop, subpoenaing social media companies, notifying human trafficking investigators, searching hospitals and putting out radio transmissions across Brooklyn.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.





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