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Chelsea King Facebook: 45,000 Log On To Find Missing Teen (PICTURES)

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SAN DIEGO (CBS/AP) The search for Chelsea King, a 17-year-old straight-A high school student, has taken to the Web, where Facebook pages dedicated to finding the missing teen now have more than 45,000 supporters.

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PICTURES: Chelsea King Missing
PICTURES: Chelsea King Vigil, Family Mourns

"We are all praying for you and hope that you come home safe," Sara Warnick- Oliver wrote on Facebook.

King disappeared on Thursday after going for a run near Lake Hodges at Rancho Bernardo Community Park in San Diego, a popular park full of running trails.

Photo: Chelsea King

PICTURES: Chelsea King Missing
PICTURES: Chelsea King Vigil, Family Mourns

Some 1,400 volunteer searchers and more than 100 law enforcement officers failed to find King on Sunday, but evidence was found that led to the arrest of 30-year-old John Albert Gardner, San Diego County Sheriff William Gore told The Associated Press in an interview.

People on Facebook have lashed out in anger over Gardner, but police have not charged him with King's disappearance.

Photo: Chelsea King

PICTURES: Chelsea King Missing
PICTURES: Chelsea King Vigil, Family Mourns

"He is [a] pathetic excuse for a human being," Michelle Malone Wrenn wrote on Facebook.

King's parents continued pleas for her return and said the arrest offered them no relief.

"Nothing will change for us until our beautiful daughter, Chelsea King, comes home," Brent and Kelly King said in a statement released through a family spokeswoman Sunday night. "We will continue searching for her, and we ask that all of you do the same until she's back with us."

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PICTURES: Chelsea King Missing
PICTURES: Chelsea King Vigil, Family Mourns

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