The family of a missing Utah teen is begging her to fight for her life in a dramatic, moving video.
Sarah Dunsey, 17, has been missing since January 15, and her family believes she may have been a victim of sex trafficking, according to Fox 13 Salt Lake City.
And it appears that Dunsey knew she was in danger before she vanished.
The video appeal narrated by her desperate mother, which has reportedly been shared over 100,000 times, shows that Dunsey sent a text message before she disappeared: “If I die tonight it’s a man named [name redacted in video.]
“This is my absolute worst nightmare. We need Sarah home,” her mother says in the video. ““We need her home, I cannot wonder if she’s home and if she is safe.”
According to Fox 13, the family has withheld some specifics about Sarah’s disappearance because they don’t want to compromise any potential leads.
But Sarah’s aunt Leah Hullinger told Fox 13 that “all of this information is pointing to Sarah being held against her will and being trafficked and exploited,” she said, adding that the family is tormented by what the girl might be going through: “To know she’s being beaten, is being hurt and held against her will.”
Sarah is 5-feet, 2-inches tall and weighs 130 pounds. The 17-year-old girl has brown hair and brown eyes, and she has a tattoo of a lotus flower on her ribcage. She is believed to have been at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas when she was allegedly abducted.
Anyone with information about Sarah’s whereabouts is urged to call (310) 310-9701. The family has also set up a website dedicated to finding their daughter, where anyone with information can send an anonymous tip.
In the meantime, her family is hoping that their message reaches Sarah.
“Sarah Bearah, this message is for you,” her mother says in the video. “I want you to fight because I need you. All of us need you. The world needs you. So fight, okay? We’re coming to get you.”
Photo: Family handout