Missing Round Rock girl returns home safe

(Photo: RRPD)

UPDATE: 13-year-old Ariel Cordaway-Dreier who was reported as missing Tuesday has returned home safe, according to a Facebook post by her mom.

Ariel was last seen at her home in Round Rock on Sunday, Dec. 2.

No further details were immediate released.


ORIGINAL STORY: The Round Rock Police Department is asking for the public's help finding a teenage girl who ran away from home and may be in danger.

13-year-old Ariel Cordaway-Dreier was last seen at her home in Round Rock at approximately 10 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2. She left without her cell phone and only $40 in cash.

"At some point in the middle of the night she slipped out of the room, and we didn't find her the next morning, we've been trying to find her ever since," says Cordaway-Dreier's mother, Christie Cordaway.

It is unknown what clothing she was wearing when she left.

Ariel's parents tell CBS Austin the 13-year-old left a note for them that said she hopes to see them again one day.

They say before Ariel left, they noticed she was reading a book called "Runaway" which describes a teen planning and leaving home for another life. They're currently reading the book to search for clues on where she may be.

In the meantime, Christie and Danielle have one message for their daughter:

"Ariel, we love you, you're not in trouble come home. Just come home, we love you -- it's safe at home. Let's talk about it and if anyone knows anything about where you are please call Round Rock Police Department."

RRPD say Ariel is 5'2" tall and 120 to 125 pounds. She has black hair that extends to the middle of her back and brown eyes. She has a birthmark on the left side of her upper lip and currently wears braces on her teeth.

If you have any information on Ariel's whereabouts, you are asked to contact Det. Patrick Turck at 512-755-6127 or

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