Nearly two days later, police, family members and the community are still searching for a Saginaw girl who was seen leaving her middle school Thursday afternoon but did not arrive home, a police spokesman said.
Tabitha Tillery, 12, was seen leaving Wayside Middle School about 3:30 p.m. when the school day ended. The school is at Old Decatur Road and Bailey Boswell Road, about a mile west of Saginaw Boulevard.
An Amber Alert had not been issued by Saturday morning, because police do not believe she was abducted.
“Everything suggests she left of her own free will,” police Capt. Russell Ragsdale said. “The Amber Alert requires specific criteria to be met for activation, and at this time we are unable to meet it.”
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Tabitha was last seen wearing a gray hoodie over a pink shirt and jeans, police said.
Her father, James Tillery, said the family had learned of a few locations where Tabitha might have been, but no information turned out to be legitimate.
“We need something new,” he said.
Can you help?
Anyone with information about Tabitha Tillery is asked to contact Saginaw police at 817-232-0311.