A huge force of over 600 volunteers braved the cold weather searching for a 13-year-old girl who had gone missing from her bedroom, without her glasses, shoes, coat or cellphone.
The young girl was last seen at bedtime on Tuesday evening. There was no signs of forced entry into the home.
Everyone involved in the case is holding out strong hope that the girl is a simple runaway as she has run away once before, but one of the big concerns is that she left without her stuff, indicated cops.
Investigators have not ruled out the possibility of girl leaving in a car or some other type of vehicle.
Weather may not cooperate as a cold front approaches the area. Temperatures expected to stay below freezing. The National Weather Service is predicting 3-5 inches of snow in Herriman Thursday night.
Brooklyn Gittins is described as 5 feet tall and 115 pounds, with blond hair and blue eyes — was last seen wearing a T-shirt and black pajama pants with an image of a white Scottie dog. Other reports say her pajamas may have been imprinted with the Scooby Doo logo.
A search helicopter and several dog teams were combing the area as police advised residents of the situation.
Authorities will pull volunteers off the search once it gets dark or the snow storm hits, whatever comes first, he said.