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W. Mich. couple sending out pleas for help to find their daughter

W. Mich. couple sending out pleas for help to find their daughter

EMMETT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A West Michigan couple is sending out a desperate plea for help and answers after their teenage daughter disappeared.

The parents of 16-year-old Taylor Perez fear she may be in danger.

They say she has acted out before, and run off with her friends, but they say this time is much different.

"I want her to know that we love her, no matter the arguments in the family, we just want her home," said her mother, Mary Perez.

"No matter what we love her," said her father, Jaime Perez.

Two days and counting--that is how long Taylor Perez has been missing.

Mary Perez says she was the last to see her daughter around 1 p.m. Sunday after she grounded the 16-year-old and restricted her from using her cellphone.

"And next thing I know, my youngest daughter comes down and says Taylor went out the window, so I poke my head out and I see Taylor over there, and I'm like okay we've dealt with this before, she'll be back in a couple of hours, she will call me when she gets to her friend's house. And that is the last thing I saw was her head poking around the corner," Mary said.

But Taylor never returned, leaving all her belongings behind.

Mary and Jaime Perez are now left waiting for information that could lead to her safe return and putting hope in any tip they get.

"Last night we also got a phone call around 11 that she contacted a friend asking for help; she was in Albion and she was lost," Mary said.

Police say she was spotted at a convenience store with two unknown men, but so far, they haven't been able to track her down.

The family trying to remain hopeful.

Perez says Taylor is on prescription medication she must take, and she doesn't have it with her.

Taylor was initially classified as a runaway, but is now a missing person.

Police urge anyone with information to contact the Emmett Township Department of Public Safety.

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