JUNE 20th: We have an update to share on a story of two missing teens from Rosecrance Jackson Centers that we brought you last week.
According to a Facebook Post late Friday evening, one of those teens, Izabella, has been found safe. Her parents are asking for privacy. Izabella and another teen, Alyssa Farrell, went missing Monday, June 14th from the Sioux City facility. Further details are not available at this time.
JUNE 17th: Iowa parents are continuing the search for their daughter who's been missing for more than three days.
Jonathan Benavidez and Sara McMullen's daughter, 14-year-old daughter Izabella Benavidez, went missing from Rosecrance Jackson Centers on Monday night where she had been staying voluntarily and hasn't been seen since then.
Her parents say she fled from the center after being attacked by another girl. She also left the facility without her needed medication. It's believed that Izy and another girl, 14-year-old Alyssa Farrell, left Rosecrance together.
"Our understanding is that they left together during free time outside," McMullen said. "There's a known area that kids are aware of up on the hill. They run up there and get away quite frequently."
"Our concern right now is that Izabella has never wanted to leave her home, so if she was leaving the facility it would be to come home," Benavidez said.
Sara and Jonathan have not heard from Izy and they don't believe she has a cell phone or cash. Just that she left with the clothes on her back.
Izabella is originally from Johnston, Iowa and could be trying to get back home where her family is.
Her parents are now searching for their daughter, asking anyone with information to contact authorities to help bring Izy home.
Sara: Izy, I just need you to come home or call us, please. I'm scared to death. We love you. We're not mad at you, we just want you home.
Jonathan: We love you Izabella. If you're seeing this, you need to please call. You know you can call me at any time, you can call your mom at any time. We just need to come get you wherever you're at. We love you, we miss you. Izabella, come home.
Izabella is 14-years-old, standing 5'1" tall, weighs about 137 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes and has her nose and ears pierced.
She was last seen on June 14th near 800 5th Street in Sioux City wearing a red Nike t-shirt, black shorts and red/black high-top Jordan shoes.
Alyssa Farrell is also 14-years-old, 5'3" tall, weighs about 130 pounds. She has red-dyed hair and brown eyes. She also has her nose and ears pierced.
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