13-Year-Old Utah Girl Disappears Before Family Vacation

13-year-old Aaliyah Rose Cabrera-Uta'i went missing in Sandy, Utah on April 19, 2024, sparking a frantic search by her family and police. Authorities are investigating a potential second person's involvement in her disappearance.

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13-Year-Old Utah Girl Disappears Before Family Vacation

13-Year-Old Utah Girl Disappears Before Family Vacation

Aaliyah Rose Cabrera-Uta'i, a 13-year-old girl from Sandy, Utah, disappeared on April 19, 2024, the day before she was scheduled to leave on a family vacation. Aaliyah was last seen leaving Mount Jordan Middle School before 10 a.m. on Friday.

Security footage shows Aaliyah running across 9400 South and then reappearing at her grandmother's house around 12:50 p.m. Her family spent Friday and Saturday going door-to-door and stopping by nearby businesses trying to find her, but they have encountered a dead end and don't know where she is or who she is with.

Aaliyah's aunt, Brigetta Uta'i, said there was a friend who had expressed that there could be a second person involved who is influencing Aaliyah's behavior, which she described as nerve-wracking. The Unified Police Department has described Aaliyah as 5 feet 3 inches tall.

Why this matters: The disappearance of a young girl is always a serious concern that requires swift action from law enforcement and the community. Aaliyah's case highlights the importance of keeping a close eye on children's activities and relationships to help ensure their safety.

As the hours pass since Aaliyah was last seen, her family is growing increasingly worried. "We're very concerned, the longer it takes," said Brigetta Uta'i. The Unified Police Department is actively investigating Aaliyah's disappearance and urging anyone with information to come forward immediately to aid in the search efforts.

Key Takeaways

  • Aaliyah Rose Cabrera-Uta'i, 13, went missing on April 19, 2024.
  • She was last seen leaving school before 10 AM on Friday.
  • Security footage shows her running and then returning to her grandmother's house.
  • Her family searched but reached a dead end, unsure of her location.
  • Police are actively investigating and urge anyone with information to come forward.