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Fla. teen vanishes barefoot from Wash. vacation cabin

SKAGIT COUNTY, Wash. -- An Florida teenager has gone missing while on vacation with her family in Washington state.

Local media outlets report that 14-year-old Katelynn Barlow was with her aunt and uncle, who have primary custody of her, when she disappeared around 9 p.m. Sunday.

The family was on vacation to Big Lake, Washington from suburban Orlando when Barlow walked out of her family's cabin and into 50-degree weather to use the bathroom. She was wearing pajamas and no shoes.

No one has seen her since.

Big Lake is about 70 miles north of Seattle. Barlow's cellphone was found at a rest stop along Interstate 5, about 30 miles away from where the family had been staying. Family says the teen is usually never without her cellphone.

The FBI is assisting in the investigation and sharing pictures of Barlow hoping that someone recognizes her.

The girl's uncle, Jeff O'Connor, told CBS affiliate KIRO he's convinced the girl was abducted.

"How could she be a runaway if she was just wearing pajama shorts and a tank top in 50-degree weather? Coming from Florida, that's cold for us," he told the station.

Officials have reportedly not issued an Amber Alert because investigators don't have information on a suspect or a suspect vehicle.

Speaking to the station from Florida, the girl's mother told the station her daughter showed no signs that anything was wrong before she vanished.

"It's devastating," Jessica Barlow said through tears.

She said the teen had been having a "great time" on vacation, riding jet skis and sending pictures to friends.

"There's no inclination that she would have done this on her own. At this point, we have no doubt that someone has taken her," Barlow said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (360) 428-3211.

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