Popular student missing since Saturday
Norman Sinclair and Oralandar Brand-Williams / The Detroit News
DETROIT -- Police are seeking information on a 17-year-old girl -- the incoming senior class president at Martin Luther King Jr. High School -- who has been missing from her home near Detroit's west side since early Saturday morning.
Amber Wright was reported missing after her mother, Chere Harris, said she checked her daughter's room at 1 a.m. Saturday and Wright was not there.
Harris said later that morning she found her daughter's purse in her car outside the house in the 12000 block of Cloverlawn and her cell phone on the ground nearby.
"At this time there are no signs that she was abducted or is being held against her will," said James Tate, Detroit police spokesman.
He said officers interviewed a man with whom Wright was seen Friday night and do not believe he is involved in her disappearance.
On Tuesday evening, police said they were investigating a report that the girl was last seen at an east-side Quiznos restaurant around 3 p.m. Saturday.
The restaurant released the video showing the girl standing in line behind two Detroit police officers at the counter of the restaurant on Mount Elliott.
"I looked at (the video) closely and it's her," Harris said. "There's got to be a reason why she discarded everything and left. Something must be going on with her."
Harris said her daughter is an A student and will be the senior class president at King High School in the fall.
Wright was in drama and dancing at school and would sometimes go away for competitions but never without her family, Harris said. Harris said her daughter also modeled and dabbled in singing.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detroit police at (313) 596-5340.
You can reach Norman Sinclair at (313) 222-2034 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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