LIVE OAK, Calif. (CBS) California police say 14-year-old Elvia Flores and her friend were walking towards school Monday when the they were attacked by several men.
Flores yelled "run" and the girls tried to flee. Hours later, the friend woke up in a field, remembering nothing, according to Sutter County Sheriff's Sergeant Glenn Mercer. Flores was gone.
The California Highway Patrol issued an amber alert for Flores late Monday night, CBS affiliate KOVR reports. Flores' mother told police she dropped her daughter and the friend, also 14, off at school before 8:30 a.m. Monday.
The friend, whose name has not been released, told investigators she was grabbed from behind and pulled into a brown 4-door sedan. The suspects are allegedly four to five Hispanic men, say police.
One of the suspects was described as tall, wearing a black t-shirt and black ball cap with the word "NorCal" in either red or orange, say police.
Flores' friend told investigators she woke up in an open field in Orland, over 60 miles from Live Oak High School where she was attacked.
A California Highway Patrol officer picked her up and brought her to the Orland Police Department, said KOVR.
The girl told investigators she didn't remember what happened between the time she was allegedly abducted and when she woke up in the field.
A CARE alert was issued just after 10:30 p.m. Monday. Sheriff's officials said they waited more than six hours to issue an alert because they were taking the necessary time to corroborate the girl's story.
The missing girl, Elvia Flores, is described as Hispanic, about 5'2" tall, 110 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen in a white shirt, blue jeans and white shoes.
Authorities told KOVR that they have no reason to be suspicious of the girl's story.
Anyone with information on Elvia's whereabouts is asked to call the Sutter County Sheriff's Department at (530) 822-7307.