The family of a Louisiana teen Domeanna Spell is desperately searching for her after she vanished Thursday after getting off the bus at Port Barre High School.
The 15-year-old is believed to be traveling with 47-year-old Corey “Shane” Disotell, a friend of the family who is believed to have been in a relationship with the teen before she disappeared, according to WAFB.
Spell’s sister, Jerrie Cradeur, told the station that Disotell had been “really good friends” with her parents and had gotten to know Spell through that relationship.
Spell even told her family she had started babysitting for Disotell’s granddaughter, but they’d later learn “there was no granddaughter there” for her to babysit, her older sister said.
“She probably left on her free will, and I don’t think he would harm her in anyway, but he is said to be aggressive,” Cradeur said.
Cradeur told ABC News that once her mother discovered the inappropriate relationship, she had demanded the two no longer have any contact.
Port Barre Police have said Spell’s family contacted them just before she disappeared to report what they suspected may be a relationship between the pair.
“He did have her believing that he was in love with her and wanted to be with her,” her sister said.
On Thursday morning, Spell got on the bus to school, but her parents became concerned after they got a call from the school telling them that Spell had never showed up for her homeroom, KLFY reports.
Police and the FBI are now searching for the pair, who they believe could be traveling in silver 2003 Honda Civic.
Investigators believe Spell may have changed her appearance since she disappeared, but described the teen as 5’2” and weighing 105 pounds. She was last seen with long, light brown hair and has blue/hazel eyes.
Anyone with information about her whereabouts is urged to contact authorities.
Her family has pledged to continue to search for her, however long it takes.
"We want her to know that we're on her side," Cradeur said. "It's hurting us bad. ... I hardly eat. Me, my sister-in-law, my sister, we barely sleep."
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