NEW YORK (CBS) Police in Carrollton, Ga. are searching for 21-year-old University of West Georgia student Marcelle "Marci" Elliott, who went missing nearly a week ago.
"We are very concerned at this point as to her safety," Carrollton police Lt. James Perry told the Times-Georgian. "She has not contacted family or friends since Thursday (July 22)."
"With every day that passes, our hope fades," her father David told WXIA, a local station, by phone. "I just want my daughter home."
According to WSB-TV, Elliott disappeared after visiting a friend. Police have recovered her car from where she apparently parked it.
Carrollton is about 50 miles west of Atlanta.
Rob Douthit, a university spokesman, told the Times-Georgian that campus police are assisting investigators in their search for Elliott.
Elliott is 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs about 110 pounds.
Anyone with information about Elliott's disappearance is urged to call Det. Shannon Cantrell at 770-834-4451.