Family members and police are searching for a 12-year-old girl last seen at a hotel in the San Fernando Valley.
Donyetta Butts was reported missing at 9:30 p.m. after she left her family's room at the Hometown Inn on Sepulveda Boulevard, just south of Plummer Street, and did not return. She was taking items to a trash bin in an outside hallway, family members told police.
The family had been staying at the hotel for about one week after they were forced out of their previous home, mother Michelle Mosby told NBC4. They moved from Indiana to California about one year ago.
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"I am exhausted, I'm terrified, just not knowing where my daughter is is the scariest thing I've ever gone through," she said. I've had terrifying thoughts going through my head, visions going through my head. All I can do right now is pray and ask everybody else to pray."
The mother distributed fliers Wednesday night to get the word out.
Butts was described as black, 5 feet 5, 135 pounds, with long, burgundy-black braided hair. She was wearing a pink shirt, white spandex shorts with black leggings and no shoes, police said.
Butts takes medication for mental health issues but did not have it with her, police said.
Family members told NBC4 she does not have history of running away.