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HOUSTON (KTRK) — An Amber Alert remains in effect for a missing 14-year-old girl. We are now getting a look at the 33-year-old man she is believed to have taken off with. They say he was a man who they had trusted.
Harris County deputies say they’ve not yet found Haylie White, 14, or Jacob West, 33, Both have been missing since Tuesday afternoon. Investigators say Haylie was last seen with West leaving her northwest Harris County home.
“She’s not answering, not texting,” said Haylie’s mother Jan Nixon. “She erased her Facebook (profile).”
It’s been more than 24 hours since Nixon saw her daughter Haylie.
Nixon said, “She’s not thinking about everybody that loves her.”
Nixon says Tuesday afternoon Haylie left her house with West, a former neighbor she is romantically involved with who has his own daughters around Haylie’s age.
Haylie’s father Jimmy White said, “To be honest with you, she was involved with him behind my back. I just neglected to see it. Now that I see it, she needs help. Both of them need help.”
Much to Nixon’s dismay, the two climbed into West’s 2005 silver GMC Envoy and took off with no idea where they’d end up.
“I tried to pull her leg to get her out of the truck, but she wouldn’t get out,” Nixon said. “She just kind of laughed at me.”
Now scared for their daughter’s safety, Haylie’s parents struggle to get her back home, using fliers, phone calls and pleas on television.
“If you’re watching, Haylie, please come home, because we need you here,” White pleaded.
They hope anyone who sees their daughter helps to return her.
“I just want her home,” Nixon said.
Haylie is 5 feet tall and weighs 120 pounds. She has short brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a tie-dyed shirt and blue jeans.
West is said to be driving a 2005 silver GMC Envoy with the Texas license plate #AT42794. He is 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 220 pounds. He has brown eyes and short brown hair.
The Amber Alert is still active, and the FBI is involved in the search.