A 15-year-old California girl has been missing for nearly two weeks after disappearing on a layover at Denver International Airport.
Teen Has Been Missing for Two Weeks
A California teen with a history of mental health struggles vanished during a layover in Colorado late last month.
Harper Cadman, 15, was last seen at Denver International Airport around 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 30, her mother, Ari Petronelli, wrote on Facebook.
Cadman, who was in the process of being transferred from treatment in Montana back to California, never made her connecting United Airlines flight, her desperate mother explained.
Her checked luggage made it to Los Angeles, but Cadman has not been heard from for nearly two weeks.
Cadman’s mother, Ari Petronelli, wrote on Facebook that her daughter had been in Montana for mental health treatment and was returning to California. She said it was the second time in a year that Cadman had vanished.
“I am sick to my stomach writing this, and I never thought that I would ever have to post another missing flier of my own child but if anything this last year has taught me is that life just doesn’t make sense,” Petronelli wrote in a Facebook post.
Petronelli said that she and her sister spent a week in Colorado talking with detectives and was on a frantic search to find her daughter but have so far been unable to trace her.
Her mom has since returned to look after her other children.
‘Leaving Colorado without her felt as though I was abandoning my baby girl and ripped my heart in a million pieces not knowing if she is warm, safe, or has food in her stomach,’ Petronelli said. ‘The second I can I will return to look for her.’
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children said it’s possible that she traveled to the Boulder area.
She is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall and 115 pounds. Her mother said she was last seen wearing a white True Religion sweater, black leggings, and black boots. She had nothing else with her while traveling.
She has blue eyes, dyed black hair, braces, a nose piercing, and tattoos on her waist and the middle finger of her left hand.
According to her family, she does not know anyone in Colorado.
If you have any information about Harper’s disappearance, please contact NCMEC at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) or the Denver Police Department at 1-720-913-2000.