Jul 27, 2015 3:16 PM by News Staff
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) - The mother of a missing 8-year-old girl is pleading for the return of her daughter as a statewide search for the girl grew to include federal authorities.
Police and the FBI have been looking for Madyson Middleton, who vanished Sunday from a Northern California artist community center where she lives with her mother.
She was last seen riding a scooter outside the Tannery Arts Center in the beach town of Santa Cruz.
Her mother, Laura Jordan said Monday she is very worried and wants her home safely.
Helicopters are searching the forest and the coastline. The U.S. Coast Guard is searching the ocean.
The 4-foot-tall, 50-pound child has long brown hair, and dark eyes. She was wearing a purple dress, black leggings, black flip-flops and a black helmet.
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