Redondo Beach police were asking for the public’s help on Thursday in finding a 16-year-old girl who hasn’t been seen since she walked away from Mira Costa High School more than two months ago.
Emily Espinosa was last spotted at approximately 8 a.m. on July 22 near the high school, which is located at 1401 Artesia Blvd. in Manhattan Beach. The teen was attending summer school there at the time of her disappearance, a news release from the Redondo Beach Police Department stated.
According to authorities, it was believed that Emily– a junior at the school — was upset about a recent break up with her boyfriend. Initially, police had information that the teen may have headed to Idaho with him, but that lead turned out to be false, the release stated.
There was no indication that she had been kidnapped or forced against her will to leave the school, police officials said. However, family and friends have not heard from the girl, including on social media, since that day.
She did not have her cellphone with her at the time, and also was without bank and credit cards, according to the release.
Emily was described as 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 118 pounds, with short, brown hair and brown eyes. At the time of her disappearance, she was wearing denim shorts and a maroon top.
Anyone with information about Emily’s whereabouts has been urged to contact the Redondo Beach Police Department tip line at 310-937-6685, send a text message to 310-339-2362, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
More details about the girl’s disappearance were expected to be released at a news conference police have scheduled for next Wednesday.