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Family, friends hope for safe return

(Source: KAIT-TV) (Source: KAIT-TV)
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TRUMANN, AR (KAIT) -

The family and friends of a missing Trumann girl went to a local church Wednesday night to pray, get encouragement, and work to spread the word about the teenager's disappearance. 

During the vigil at the Northeast Arkansas Baptist Church in Trumann, those in attendance asked for support. 

"I believe love is the most powerful and I believe love is what will bring [her] home," Pastor John Dillinger said during the service. 

Dillinger and church members said the ordeal has been shocking, especially since several who attended the service know she is a happy girl. 

"The last person I thought to go missing would be [her] because I can't think of anyone who doesn't like her," Ricky Rodriguez, church member, said. 

"You never expect nothing like that to happen in your group and it is just hard and we want her to come home," another person said. 

The girl's parents also attended the service. Her father said the past several days have been difficult for their family. 

"We are living a true Lifetime movie and we pray and we hope that no family has to go through this again," the dad said. 

Family and friends passed out flyers and blue ribbons to help get the word out about her disappearance. 

Her family is also asking people to get the word out through social media or other means. 

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