Brandy Holliway

*FOUND SAFE*: Little girl remains missing, family says her phone pinged several states away [Exclusive]

‘There is no way Brandy would ever go this far and not be terrified and ready to come back!’

UPDATE

The family of Brandy Holliway reports that she returned home at 5:30 a.m. this morning. No other information is available at this time.

Original Story

Police are searching for a 13-year-old girl who vanished from her Maryland home on Monday and her family says an older male pressured into leaving with him.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children issued an alert for 13-year-old Brandy Holliway, who disappeared on Tuesday. According to Brandi’s older sister, Ashley, Brandi went to her room for the night at around 7 p.m. on Monday even, at the family’s home in Princess Anne, Somerset County. The following morning, she was gone.

Ashley told CrimeOnline that her little sister was likely with an older male, 18-year-old Issac Elijah Harris. Apparently the pair knew each other through school activities, despite the age difference. Ashley is worried about her younger sibling and said she felt Harris was “up to no good.”

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“We had trouble with Isaac before asking Brandy for inappropriate pictures. We were able to get into Brandy’s Facebook and found messages between her and Isaac. They went back and forth with him telling her to pack her things and she begged him to wait and told him she was scared,” Ashley said.

Isaac Elijah Harris [NCMEC]

“She messaged him saying she’ll miss her mommy and she wasn’t ready. He was very persistent with her and him leaving. I do believe she was pressured into going. I do believe he is controlling her phone. There is no way Brandy would ever go this far and not be terrified and ready to come back.”

Brandy could be traveling with Harris in a 2017 Jeep Compass with temporary Delaware tag number, #XP620958. According to Ashley, state police notified the family that Brandy’s phone “pinged” in New York. Officers are currently investigating.

Brandy is described as a white female standing 5-feet-3-inches tall, weighing around 110 pounds. She has brown eyes and brown hair.

Ashley said her parents are distraught over the little girl’s disappearance and are missing work in order to be home in case she arrives back.

Anyone with any information is urged to call 911 or the MD State Police/Princess Anne Barrack at 443-260-3700.

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[Feature Photo: Brandy Holliway/Handout]