Amarillo father hopes social media will help bring runaway daughter home
Fri, 30 Dec 2011 04:22:22 GMT — UPDATE: Haley Wilson has been located. Click here for the complete story.
It's an Amarillo father's plea to help find his runaway daughter.
If you've logged on Facebook or Twitter recently, you've undoubtedly seen the posts about a 17-year-old runaway from Amarillo.
Her name is Haley Wilson and now her father, Ray, is hoping for a miracle. He's depending on the powers of social media to help bring Haley home.
Haley left her home through her bedroom window sometime Monday night. Ray said they noticed when they woke up and Haley was gone.Click here to see the Facebook page.
"She was gone," he said. "Her window was open, her bedding was gone and so was her guitar."
A note was all Haley left behind. The note stated that she felt as thought she had nothing going for her. She also asked her dad to not look for her because he "would not find her."
Ray said all he knew to do was to get the word out. Immediately he started to post photos of her and her car, a 2003 silver Ford Focus station wagon. He also said he found a map in her room that had places marked in Arizona and California.
"We don't know where she is," he said. "I just want her home safe."
Because Haley is 17 years old, she is considered a legal adult in Texas. Amarillo Police said her name has now been entered into a national database of runaways.
Thursday afternoon, he also posted a video on YouTube. The video shows him telling the story of Haley. Within the video, is a song. The song, he said, he wrote for Haley and her little sister.
"Social media is my biggest hope," Ray said. "Hopefully it can get to Haley or someone who sees Haley."
"I just want to know she's safe."
On Twitter, Ray and the community are using the hash tag #FindHaley.
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Video of Ray Wilson's raw interviewFor a live Storify posting of all social media activity, click here.