Authorities, family disagree on girl's disappearancePosted: Updated:
TUCSON, Ariz. -- A Vail family is waiting on edge, worried something terrible might have happened to their daughter.
In the meantime, investigators say the evidence shows the 13-year-old ran away with a 19-year-old man, willingly.
"I just want my baby home. Send her home," said Carrie Kingsbury.
It's the appeal of a mother who has no idea where her daughter is. For Kingsbury the nightmare started Monday.
"The house was disheveled; so, he went up stairs and couldn't find her," said Kingsbury. "Her room was trashed, broken glass everyewhere."
The family believes all signs suggest someone took 13-year-old Ashley Marie Kingsbury by force.
"There's nothing that makes me think she went willingly. Nothing," said Kingsbury.
"It is our interpreation that leads us to believe that maybe this was not a kidnapping. Not an abduction," said Capt. Chris Nanos from the Pima County Sheriff's Department.
The Pima County Sheriff's Department says, so far, it looks like Ashley went willingly.
Ashley and 19-year-old Jordan Anthony had been communicating via Facebook.
"It was clear to us there was a relationship," said Capt. Nanos.
The two also had been texting regularly. A report released by the sheriff's department reveals, one of Ashley's last texts before disappearing read, "Everyone is gone....Come here"
But what happened inside the house once he got there remains a mystery.
"I am concerned about hiim hurting her," said Kingsbury.
"Right now our goal is to find them. We want to make sure this girl is found safe," said Capt. Nanos.
Authorities believe they may be heading to Utah in a Silver Hyundai Elantra, license plate Z-7-5-4U-V.
In the meantime, the Kingsbury's pray authorities find their little girl soon.
"She's 13 she's going to be 14 on Friday," said Kingsbury.
Hopefully, in time for her birthday.
The FBI is also involved in the investigation.
If you have any information on the case, you're urged to call 911 or 88-CRIME.