Tucson officials find missing 14-year-old Esperanza Casillas

TUCSON - Officials located a 14-year-old girl who went missing in Pima County Tuesday.

According to Pima County, she was found at approximately 9:15 a.m. Thursday.

Investigators are still working on information regarding where she had been.

Detectives believe she may have willingly run away from home.

Esparanza Casillas was reportedly last seen leaving her home to walk to Pistor Middle School near West Drexel Road and South Cardinal Avenue around 8:35 a.m.

When a family member came to the school at 7:30 p.m. to pick her up after track practice, they were informed that Casillas had not been at school all day.

An update from officials says that Casillas was seen at a local hair salon near Cardinal Avenue and Valencia Road and got "a substantial amount of her hair cut."

She was last seen wearing a flannel shirt and no glasses.

The teenager does not have any known medical or mental conditions, according to Pima County Sheriff's Office.

Casillas may be wearing a flannel shirt or grey uniform polo shirt, brown pants, black shoes and a white backpack.

She is described as being 5'3'' tall, 128 pounds with brown eyes and long, black hair.

She now looks different than her school picture above, officials say.

The investigation is ongoing.

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