UPDATED 11:06 a.m.: An allegedly suicidal teen-age girl missing since Tuesday has been located.
After what appears to be a night in Los Angeles, the missing teen was tracked to South Pasadena this morning, police said. Officers were following her cellular telephone signal, when school officials reported she had wandered into Spanish class, Sgt. Brian Solinsky said.
Police took the teen to the station, and then transferred her to a medical facility for evaluation.
Earlier: South Pasadena Police are looking for a teen-age girl they say ran away Tuesday and later texted her parents that "I don't want to live anymore'' and that "life was over'' for her, Sgt. Brian Solinsky said Wednesday.
Kaitlyn Walker, 15, whom Solinsky referred to as a habitual runaway with a history of truancy, was last seen by her mother Tuesday at South Pasadena High School about 3:30 p.m. Walker had not attended school that day, but her mother still went to the campus to look for her, he said.
The mother found her there, but Walker refused to get into her mother's car.
"Her friends aided her escape. They helped her get away from her mother,'' Solinsky said, adding that Walker was very upset and angry with her parents following an argument on Monday.
At some point Tuesday, Walker texted her mother and said she would not be coming home and she was not going to tell her parents where she was going. In another text, around 9 p.m., Walker said she wanted to die, according to Solinsky.
"Detectives are working on trying to track her down. She's got some issues going on, she's involved in another case with us that’s very upsetting [to her],'' he said.
The fact that Walker hinted at suicide has upped the seriousness of this missing person's case, Solinsky said. Detectives are tracking the girl's cell phone and aggressively searching the area.
"It's very difficult to track down a teenager with this type of previous history and determination. And her friends are not only not forthcoming, but they helped her run away,'' he said.