Miramar, FL

13-year-old middle schooler missing for one month

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Miramar police are searching for a 13-year-old girl who was last seen on September 17. Victoria Sophia Gonzalez was last seen wearing black pants, a white shirt, and a burgundy sweater. Her parents, though separated share custody, and were pleading for her to come home.

Victoria's mother said in an interview with Local10 that this is the worst parent's nightmare. Her father Enrique Gonzalez shared in the heartbreak stating,

It's hard to even eat because you're wondering, "What is your daughter eating." It's hard to sleep because you're wondering, "Where's she sleeping." It's a tough feeling. It hurts the stomach.

Here is additional coverage of the missing teen with new pictures provided by the family.

Victoria's parents shared that she was dropped off at New Renaissance Middle School Friday the morning of her disappearance by her aunt, but when her father went to the school to pick her up, as usual, she was not there.

Her parents shared the school confirmed that she attended all of her classes that day. Victoria told a friend that she was going to walk home. She has no cellphone because her parents took it away as a form of punishment.

The teenager appears to have a history of running away. Earlier this year Victoria ran away before being found by her mother back in April according to 7News Miami. At this time, it is unknown if the teen has ever been missing for this long.

She may be in the area of Miami Gardens, North Miami, or Opa-Locka, according to police. Victoria is an eighth-grader. She is 5 feet, 2 inches tall, and she weighs 226 pounds. If you have any information or think that you may have seen her, please contact Miramar PD at (954) 602-4000. You can also call Nikki Fletcher who is the detective assigned to this case. She can be reached at (954) 692-4131. Or you can email her at Nfletcher@miramarpd.org.

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