Search for missing teen on N. California coast ends

- SAN FRANCISCO –  Authorities called off a search along a Northern California creek for a teenager who was last seen being abducted by an armed acquaintance after investigators found no signs of the girl.

Authorities have no further plans to look for 15-year-old Pearl Pinson in the Willow Creek area of Sonoma Coast State Park, the Solano County Sherriff's Office said in a statement.

"Investigators are continuing to follow up on leads in this case and continue to have hope we will find and bring Pearl home," the statement said Saturday.

Pinson was abducted Wednesday morning as she walked to school. A witness reported seeing a girl with a bleeding face screaming for help as a man armed with a handgun dragged her across a freeway overpass in Vallejo, about 25 miles east of San Francisco. Blood and Pinson's cellphone were found on the ground.

Authorities feared Pinson was in grave danger based on the witness' account and have been frantically looking for her. However, the search has been complicated by death of her suspected kidnapper.


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