The search for missing teenager Chloe Campbell is expanding beyond her home state of Colorado to Arizona and New Mexico.
The 14-year-old was last seen on September 30 accompanied by two elderly men in Boulder, Colorado, leaves a soccer game, and her worried parents are now appealing for volunteers to help raise the alarm about her disappearance in neighboring states.
“If you are willing to participate in our efforts to find Chloe, which includes distributing or posting flyers, posting on social media, participating in a vigil, or generally helping to find Chloe – sign up here“, her parents David Campbell and Jessica Knape wrote in one Google Doc like the ones they published to share information about their daughter’s case.
“We are especially looking for support from individuals in contiguous states (AZ, NM, etc.)”
Chloe’s family previously said they believed she might be in Arizona, based on cryptic text messages, which have included a photo sent to them from a mysterious Snapchat account in which she “looked hurt and uncomfortable,” according to her father.
“Friends have received messages they believe may be from Chloe saying she is safe with ‘family’ in Arizona and does not want to return home, but family and police have been unable to confirm whether these messages are really from chloe or true,” the Boulder Police Department said in a statement.
The family has released several photos of Chloe and a description in an effort to find her. Looking for volunteers in the neighboring states is the first indication that the search can be expanded to a larger area.
Eyewitnesses said they saw Chloe on September 30 with the two men – one described as Asian, the other said to have a beard.
“She was described by eyewitnesses as being with two men – older men, too old to be in high school,” said her father, David.
When she first disappeared, Boulder Police classified Chloe as a runaway.
A release from the force explained: “Investigators have received some information from friends who appear to have been in contact with Chloe and there have been a few reported sightings of her in and around the Boulder area. However, no one in her family has spoke to Chloe since September 30.”
Because of this, police initially concluded: “This case does not currently meet the criteria for issuing an Amber Alert, but investigators are becoming increasingly concerned for the teenager’s safety as it is believed that she does not have access to money or her medication .”
The family said Chloe takes medication for physical and mental conditions. They have also said they “believe there are still friends who know more than they have shared with law enforcement,” about the case.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has issued a warning for Chloe, as her family fears she may become a victim of sex traffickers.
John Andrew Ramsey criticized Boulder Police over the weekend for not doing more to help find the teenager. The police department was the agency that investigated the never-solved murder of his half-sister, tragic beauty queen JonBenet Ramsay, who was found dead in their family home in 1996.
“Damn @boulderpolice get off your ass and find this kid! Have you ever met a 14 year old kid? Not usually trusted to make sound rational decisions,” he tweeted.
In their description of Chloe, the family says she is about 5 feet 6 inches tall and 120 pounds, with blue eyes and blonde hair and was last seen wearing a black hoodie, a purple top and blue jeans.
Her mother sent her a direct message saying: “Chloe baby we love you so much. You’re not in trouble. If you can come home then do it and if you can’t we won’t stop until we finds you.”