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Report: Missing Wash. teen penned chilling journal entry

Police are searching for a Wash. teen who penned a chilling journal entry before she vanished June 23, reports the Camas-Washougal Post-Record.

"If you're reading this, I am either missing or dead," read the note, discovered by family in a journal under her bed after Angelic "Anji" Tracy Dean disappeared, reports the paper.

Dean, 17, disappeared from her home in Camas, Wash., outside Portland, Ore., June 23 after sending a text message to her boyfriend saying that people had threatened to kill him and her family, reports the paper.

She reportedly left her home later that night, between 9 and 10 :30 p.m. She hasn't been seen since.

Her parents told KGW that they fear she has become a sex trafficking victim.

Her mother, Lynda Jorgensen, told the Post-Record that Dean had been dealing in recent months with what her family thought might have been teen angst or depression.

"Now we are kind of finding out that there was a different, underlying reason," Jorgensen told the paper. "She had been telling some people for a while that she was involved in something, that she was in over her head, that she was scared. But they couldn't get any more information than that out of her."

A neighbor spotted the girl getting out of a light blue Volvo full of people at her home the day she disappeared, and police are reportedly looking for the driver, described as a black man between 25 to 35 with a goatee.

Dean, the oldest of four children, had never run away before and had competed as a cheerleader, Jorgensen told the Oregonian. The high school junior left behind her wallet, bank card, make up and glasses, the paper reports.

Family and friends have started a "Help find Anji" Facebook page, which had garnered nearly 8,000 "likes" by Tuesday afternoon.

The page encourages people to use social media to get the word out about the case using #AnjiDean and tweeting her photo. Tipsters are encouraged to call the Clark County Sheriff's Office at (360) 397-2028 or call 1-800-THE-LOST.

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