UPDATE: A day after the Kyle Police Department asked for the public's help in locating a missing 15-year-old girl believed to have runaway, the teenager returned home.
Authorities said Norma Hillary Preciosa Vazquez Esquivel, a Lehman High School student, went missing July 2.
A family member and the Kyle Police Department confirmed to the Hays Free Press Friday evening that Esquivel has returned home. No further details were made available.
Before her return, Esquivel was last seen by her mother at about 6:30 a.m. July 2,according to police. Esquivel was attending summer school at Lehman High School and failed to return home at her scheduled time that day.
In a span of just over 24 hours, more than 40,000 people saw the Hays Free Press' report of the missing child on the newspaper's Facebook page, according to the social networking site's statistics. The story was shared on socia media more than 430 times and garnered more than 50 "likes". Many community members offered Esquivel and her family well-wishes and a Buda private investigator offered to help locate the girl.
An Amber alert was not issued for Esquivel.
JULY 17, 2:30 p.m.: Kyle police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 15-year-old Lehman High School student that has been missing for two weeks.
Norma Hillary Preciosa Vazquez Esquivel is believed to have runaway from home early this month. Authorities say the girl’s mother last saw her at 6:30 a.m. July 2.
Esquivel was attending summer school at Lehman High School. When Esquivel left her home July 2, she did not return at her scheduled time, according to the Kyle Police Department.
Esquivel was born Jan. 16, 1999, and is described as 5’1” in height and weighing 110 lbs. She has brown eyes and brown hair.
Anyone with information on Esquivel or her whereabouts is asked to call the Kyle Police Department at (512) 268-0859.