ALJ junior Kara Alongi tweeted "There is somone in my hour ecall 911" around 6 p.m. Sunday night and is now missing.
Clark Police are searching the area and talking to friends of Alongi but so far have not located her. A county canine unit has been called to assist in the search.
A friend of the family says Alongi's home on Hall Drive shows signs of a break-in and that her family was at her younger brother's sporting event at the time.
Clark Police Chief Alan Scherb could not be reached by Patch at this time. We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.
UPDATE, 10:30 P.M: Alongi's family, friends and neighbords are camped outside her home while Clark PD and the Sheriff's Office photograph the home and the area. A Sheriff's Office canine unit is also at the home. Alongi's grandmother, Toni Alongi, describes her as respectful, sensitive, says it is not like her to run away.
UPDATE, 11 P.M.: Alongi is still missing and Clark PD has issued the following Amber Alert: "At 6:12pm the missing, Kara Alongi stated on Twitter that 'There is someone in my hour ecall 911.' Indications of a break-in reported present at the scene. Missing was home alone. Again, missing is Kara Alongi. 5ft3in aprox 105lbs. Blonde hair, hazel eyes. Last seen wearing a blue Aurthur L. Johnson HS (ALJ) sweatshirt"
UPDATE, 11:10 P.M.: Clark Police Chief Alan Scherb tells Patch: "We still don't know whether she ran away or if there was any foul play. There are no obvious signs of a break-in and the home was not ransacked. The door was open. Kara, if you see this, please contact your parents or Clark Police. You will not be in trouble. We are concerned for your safety."
Scherb says the canine unit picked up her scent and walked the neighborhood but was broken off after not finding a further trail.
Scherb says the Sheriff's Department is photographing the area, as is procedure. Police are talking to Alongi's friends and investigating all leads. Those with any information should call Clark Police at 732-388-3434.
UPDATE, 11:30: Hashtag #helpfindkara is currently one of the top 10 Twitter trends.