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Monica Ambriz Missing: Police Fear Missing Ga. Teenager in Danger

Monica Ambriz (Clayton County Police)
Monica Ambriz Missing: Police Fear Missing Ga. Teenager in Danger
Monica Ambriz (Clayton County Police Dept.)

MORROW, Ga. (CBS/WGCL) The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has issued a nationwide alert for Monica Ambriz, a missing Georgia teenager who police fear is in danger.

The Clayton County Police Department believe the disappearance of the 17-year-old from Morrow, Ga. is suspicious.

Monica disappeared on Saturday while taking her lunch break from her job at grocery store in Jonesboro, about 20 miles south of Atlanta.

Police say her truck and cell phone were later found abandoned.

Her sister, Maria Ambriz, told CBS affiliate WGCL that her family called the cell phone several times Saturday and, eventually, a man answered.

"Before he hanged up, he said he wasn't going to bring her back," Maria Ambriz told the station.

She also said her parents spotted Monica's yellow truck that same day and followed it. According to her, they found it by a mall with the stereo missing, but her sister's cell phone was still inside.

Several people have reported spotting Monica in the metro Atlanta area, according to investigators. One of the places were she was reported was a nightclub in Southwest Atlanta.

Maria Ambriz said her mother is not sure if Monica left on her own or was kidnapped. But regardless, the family wants her home.

Anyone with information on Monica's whereabouts is urged to call the Clayton County Police Department at 770-477-3781.