By Dawn Martin, concerned family member of missing girl
I’ve been sending you this information about my little cousin, Tianna. She is a 16-year-old girl missing since Oct. 5 from the Lancaster/ Quartz Hill area.
So far I have reached 25,000 people already, and the news is spreading quickly, which is great! We are going to have a candlelight vigil for her this Saturday (Oct. 10) at 8 p.m.
I have the information on the page we have set up for her via Facebook. [View it here]
We are also having a search party for her today [Oct. 8] starting at 4:30 p.m.
We are very worried for her. She has a history of depression, and she has been labeled missing with the Sheriff’s Department. No detective has been assigned or has even come to visit Tianna’s mom.
Tianna has made comments about suicide in the past. We had an anonymous tip, and they were told by Tianna that she wanted to kill herself. We found this out yesterday [Oct. 7]. This is something we can’t ignore. We hope she is OK.
She is in an area where human trafficking is a huge problem. It’s not just a problem in the big cities, its right here in Lancaster! We hope this is not the case.
Please, please consider helping us find Tianna.
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the views of The AV Times.
Editor’s note: To help with the search for Tianna Guerra-Rosten, visit the group’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Tiannaismissing. View a missing person’s flyer created by the family here.
Editor’s update 10.9.15: The Lancaster Sheriff’s Station has now issued a Missing Person’s Advisory regarding Tianna Guerra-Rosten. Read it below or view it here:
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s detectives from the Lancaster Station are investigating the disappearance of Tianna Guerra-Rosten. She was last seen in the 42100 Block of Madison Court in Lancaster, on Monday, October 5, 2015 at approximately 5:15 p.m.
Detectives have learned from her parents that Tianna went for a walk and never returned home.
She was wearing a gray hoodie, dark gray sweat pants and a black t-shirt at the time of her disappearance. She has long brown hair, is approximately 5’4” tall, 105 lbs, and has a tongue piercing.
Tianna has recently suffered from depression and has no history of running away from home.
Her family is very concerned and is asking for the public’s assistance.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Tianna is encouraged to contact the Lancaster Station at 661-948-8466 or dial 9-1-1.
If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.
EDITOR’s UPDATE: Tianna Guerra-Rosten was found safe, her family posted Oct. 9 on social media. Family members were at the hospital with the girl, and requested “time to be here for our daughter.” The family did not elaborate on where or how Tianna had been found.