Police in Washington state are searching for a teen who mysteriously disappeared after leaving a cryptic message in her journal.
UPDATE: According to the Clark County Sheriff’s Department, Anji Dean has been located safe. Click here for more details.
Angelic Tracy "Anji" Dean, 17, of Camas, a city roughly 25 miles northeast of Portland, Oregon, wrote, "If you're reading this, I'm either missing or dead" in her journal, and has not been seen since, according to KGW.com
Dean's parents reportedly found her wallet, bank card and glasses in their house when she vanished on June 23. The journal entry, according to her parents, was not discovered until after she disappeared.
A cryptic text message was also reportedly sent to Dean's boyfriend's cellphone from her number on the day she disappeared. The message read, in part: "They were going to kill you and my family."
Police have not said if there are any indications that Dean has been abducted, but family spokeswoman Michelle Bart told Camaspostrecord.com that the family believes Dean "has been trafficked, or is in a position of that nature."
Dean's mother, Lynda Jorgensen, told KGW on Monday her daughter had recently made bizarre statements to teachers and counselors that she was mixed up in something she could not get out of. Just exactly what that something was remains unclear.
"We have no idea where she is or who she's with," Jorgensen said.
Neither Bart, Jorgensen or the Clark County Sheriff's Department returned calls for comment from HuffPost on Tuesday.
Dean is described as 5 feet, 6 inches tall, 135-145 pounds, with brown hair, blue eyes and pierced ears. She was last seen wearing black tights with mid-calf legs, white Nike shoes with light green soles and a white tank top. She might also have a white backpack with her.
Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact the sheriff's office at (360) 397.2028. The family has also created the "Help Find Anji" Facebook page to share information about the case.