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Missing Atlanta teen may be in Louisiana, in extreme danger

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Missing Atlanta Teen Arasely Jimenez-Vasquez / Courtesy of the Center for Missing and Exploited Children Missing Atlanta Teen Arasely Jimenez-Vasquez / Courtesy of the Center for Missing and Exploited Children
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The Atlanta Police Department along with The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children are asking for assistance in finding an Atlanta teenager. 

Officials say they believe that 12-year-old Arasely Jimenez-Vasquez of Georgia is in extreme danger. Officials say that Jiminez-Vasquez is believed to have left on her own from her home in Atlanta sometime Sunday, April 16, 2017. Police say she is believed to be traveling with a friend of her family 35-year-old Armando Aguilar, the two have known each other for about a year. 

Police report that they have not ruled out that Jimenez-Vasquez was allegedly abducted by Aguilar. Currently, Aguilar is believed to be driving a 2009 white Ford Econoline with the license plate Q-F-D-5-8-5-4. Officers say they are following up on several leads that the two are in the Atlanta Metro area but those leads have not panned out. The two are believed to still be together but that is unclear at this time.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children say that a felony warrant for kidnapping was been issued for Aguilar. He is described as having heavy scaring along the right side of his chin. He has a tattoo of "Ashley" across the middle of his chest. Above the name are 4 large stars and below are three large stars. Police report that Aquilar is a friend of the family and that the two have know each other for at least a year. 

There is currently an active AMBER Alert in Georgia, and officials with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children say that as a precaution, they are asking people to in the state to look out for the two.  

If you have seen the listed vehicle, child or suspect call 9-1-1 immediately or the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) or the Atlanta Police Department at 404-817-2379.

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