Authorities in California are still on the lookout for Annahi Tejeda, the 13 year old from Pico Rivera, who disappeared on Wednesday evening. Annahi is 5-feet, 2-inches tall and weighs around 115 pounds. She has black, shoulder-length hair and brown eyes, and the last time she was seen she was wearing a black sweater and gray-and-white pants.
At this point, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) has not found any signs or indications of any foul play or criminal activity. Annahi’s mother Cynthia Lomeli reported that the last sighting of Annahi was at her home in the 8900 block of Gallatin Road, an hour before midnight. Lomeli stated that an argument broke out over the 13 year old’s phone, and although she had eventually handed over the device, she left soon after.
Described as “shy but very caring”, Annahi is a 4.0 student, who has perfect attendance at her middle school in Rosemead. Surveillance cameras in a nearby 7-Eleven caught a glimpse of Annahi after she left home. The footage showed her traveling alone near Poplar Avenue and Beverly Boulevard in Montebello. LASD Captain Jodi Hutak noted that Annahi was walking on foot and did not have her cellphone or any other form of communication.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors have announced a $10K reward for information leading to Annahi’s location. Her family have displayed posters and signs in various parts of the County, in the hopes that the rummaging teen will see them. Annahi is also said to have connections to Rosemead and El Monte, both locations in which her father resides.
Loved ones and law enforcement urge anyone with knowledge on Annahi’s whereabouts, to please contact (562) 949-2421. Annahi’s family showed their desperation at a press conference, Saturday, with her mother stating, “It’s been terrible. I haven’t slept. I just want my daughter home and safe”. Her father followed with an emotional plea, “Annahi, we’re waiting for you. We love you, we miss you. Your whole family.”