A Herrin, Illinois, woman sent her family a cryptic text that read “help” just before going missing on Dec. 28.
Delia Ann Stacey, 18, sent the cryptic text not long after leaving her family’s home on foot to meet up with a friend around 11 a.m., reported CBS News.
The text was sent later that day. Stacey was reported missing around 5:30 p.m.
“Further contact with Stacey via her phone has been unsuccessful, as has the use of all resources available in determining her location,” Herrin police said.
Stacey’s sister-in-law took to Facebook to ask anyone with information to come forward.
“Ok ppl I need your help my name is Christen Stacey I'm on my sister in laws face book she is missing has anyone seen her today at all last seen at her father's this morning then took off an we haven't heard from her since her phone goes straight to voice mail,” the Facebook post read, reported Daily Mail.
Valerie Simmons, a friend of the missing teen, pleaded for her return on Facebook and warned of her father's health issues, according to Daily Mail. "Delia," she said. "Please come back we love u if u were taken from us u need to fight like mad Ur dad needs u he is back in the hospital heart is giving out on him.”
Stacey was last seen wearing a gray shirt and blue jeans, according to the Huffington Post. She is approximately 5-foot-6 and weighs 130 pounds.