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National Group Joins Search For Missing Scarsdale Teen

SCARSDALE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) -- A national group is joining the search for a Westchester teenager who has been missing for a week.

The Center for Missing and Exploited Children has added information about 16-year-old Christine Ji Woo Kang to its vast nationwide network, WCBS 880's Sean Adams reported.

National Group Joins Search For Missing Scarsdale Teen

Kang disappeared from her home at 12 Robin Hill Road in Scarsdale around 8:30 p.m. last Friday after getting into an argument with her parents, police said.

She left without a cell phone, money or jacket.

Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner says concerned friends have started a social media campaign, using the hashtag #findchristine on Twitter, to help bring Kang home.

"We're getting the word out that we hope that Christine comes back and is found safely and the community cares about her," Feiner said. "We are gonna work with her to make sure that she knows that she'll be safe and that she could get the help that she needs from the community."

Missing person flyers have been posted on the platform of the Scarsdale train station, where police said Kang boarded a Manhattan-bound train the night she disappeared.

Christine Ji Woo Kang
Christine Ji Woo Kang is seen on camera at the Scarsdale Train Station. (Credit: Greenburgh Police Department)

Police said she was last seen leaving Grand Central Terminal near Lexington Avenue around 11 p.m. last Friday.

Police said Kang has left home under similar circumstances in the past, but has always returned a short time later. She did not show up for school Monday morning, police said.

Kang is 5'6″ tall and weighs around 120 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. The Edgemont High School junior was last seen wearing a green pajama top, blue color sweatpants and UGG boots.

Police report there has been little progress.

Anyone with information on where she might be is asked to call Greenburgh police at 914-989-1700.

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