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Authorities on Saturday evening asked for the public's help in finding a 16-year-old girl who was reported missing after taking the SAT in the San Gabriel Valley.

Mira Hu, 16, is seen in a photo provided by the Arcadia Police Department.

Mira Hu, 16, is seen in a photo provided by the Arcadia Police Department.

Following her disappearance, Mira Hu sent a message to her brother "indicating that she was running away because she was overwhelmed by school and the exam," the Arcadia Police Department said in a news release.

Mira was dropped off about 7:30 a.m. at Arcadia High School, where she was scheduled to take the college-entrance exam, the release said.

Her parents arrived at the campus to pick her up after the test was administered, but were unable to find her. The San Marino High School student sent the message to her brother a short time later, according to police.

Preliminary information indicated Mira may be traveling to central or northern California, investigators said.

She is described as Chinese, 5 feet 3 inches tall, 95 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black jacket, black jeans, and carrying a large navy-blue backpack.

Anyone with information about the girl's whereabouts is asked to call their local law-enforcement agency or the Arcadia Police Department at 626-574-5121.

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