CHARLOTTE, N.C. — "If you know anything, anything please please let us know," Jennifer West pleaded Friday.
She is desperate to find 16-year-old daughter Brianna, who hasn't been seen since 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14.
“As time goes on you can’t help but let those bad ideas creep in your head,” West said.
West said Brianna walked out of their Statesville home on Tuesday to blow off some steam after a fight.
“She just said she was upset when she gets upset she tends to walk," West said. "She usually walks for a few minutes maybe 15-20 minutes and calms down and comes home."
But after an hour, West said she started to panic, driving all around town looking for Brianna. There’s been no trace of her since.
“You hear all these other stories and the horror stories of what happens to young girls," West said tearfully.
It’s an anxiety all too real for so many parents. Just since May 1, 10 teens in the Carolinas have disappeared and not been seen since.
Six of those 10 vanished from our viewing area: Monroe, Gastonia, Lancaster, Rock Hill, and two from Statesville. One of them, the latest, is Brianna.
"I need something because I can’t I don’t know how much longer I can hold it together," West said.
As police continue to follow leads, West looked into NBC Charlotte's camera and spoke to her daughter, just in case she was watching.
“I love you with all my heart, and I’m just begging you to please, please come home," West cried.