Texas family asks for help in desperate search for missing teen girl

A 17-year-old San Antonio girl has been missing for almost two weeks, and her family is asking the public’s help in locating her.

As reported by local NBC affiliate News 4 San Antonio, Kalista Kluetz, a rising senior at Marshall High School, was last seen on Wednesday, July 13 walking home with friends on the east side of San Antonio. Her friends made it home safely, but Kluetz has not been seen since.

The teenager’s older sister, Alison Leija-Kluetz, told News 4 that “there hasn’t been any contact, there’s been no activity on her social media. That’s not normal for a 17-year-old girl.”

The San Antonio-Express News reported that Kluetz told her family she would be staying at a friend’s house Thursday night, but the families later learned that that two friends had told conflicting stories. Kluetz was reported missing after she failed to appear for work on Friday.

The 17-year-old brunette was last seen wearing a turquoise and black zebra print JanSport backpack and a Bill Miller Bar-B-Q uniform.

The missing girl’s family believes that Kluetz was with her boyfriend and her friend on Thursday night, July 13. Neither the boyfriend nor the friend has reportedly given police or family members information about her possible whereabouts.

Alison Leija-Kluetz told the San-Antonio-Express News that even if her sister has chosen to stay with her boyfriend, a likely scenario according to police, her family still wants to hear from her:

“If it’s her choice to not come home, then that’s her choice. But we need to know she’s alive and that’s where she wants to be. We just want to know she is safe.”

According to a July 19 Facebook post by the missing girl’s mother, Andrea Hebert, Kluetz did not have her skateboard, glasses, or medicine with her, which was seemingly out of character for her daughter.

“Kalista’s passion in life is skateboarding,” her mother wrote in the post.

A Missing Pieces Network Facebook post describes Kluetz as 5 feet, 6 inches tall, 160 pounds with light brown eyes and shoulder-length brown hair with blonde tips. She has a small mole on the side of her nose that resembles a nose piercing. Her phone is reportedly turned off.

Anyone with information about the missing girl’s whereabouts is asked to call the San Antonio Police Department Missing Persons/Youth Services Division at (210) 207-7660.


Feature photo: Handout