17-year-old student missing for 2 weeks
By 10/12/2006 00:00:00
The Ellis County Press
WAXAHACHIE - On Wednesday, Sept. 27, Brianna Hernandez went to work at the 1879 Townhouse restaurant in downtown Waxahachie and hasn't been seen since.
Her family said they were distraught with worry concerning the disappearance of the 17-year old Waxahachie High School junior.
'You can't work. You can't sleep. You can't eat,' Derlon Wilson said, Hernandez's step-father.
Wilson said when his wife dropped their daughter off at work everythingappeared normal.
The mother and daughter had not argued prior to Hernandez being dropped off at work..
However, when the mother returned to pick Hernandez up from work, she was gone.
Wilson said the restaurant's manager told the mother, Noemi Wilson, her daughter was not scheduled to work that day.
With aspirations to become a hairstylist, Hernandez participated in WHS cosmetology classes. Since her disappearance she has not shown up for any of her classes.
The Wilsons said they were hanging onto hope their daughter was somewhere safe, because one of their daughter's friends said Hernandez had mentioned she was going to leave home for a few days to attend an event, but she would be home no later than the following Sunday. Yet Hernandez failed to show up. Wilson said Waxahachie Police Sgt. Brad Doughty informed the family if their daughter was in danger, her friends would be freaking out 'These kids are cool, calm and collected,' Wilson said. 'These kids aren't saying nothing.'
The step-father said it was out of character for Hernandez not to call someone to let them know she was safe. Wilson described his step-daughter as being the type to call her parents informing them she needed to be picked up or was safe at a friend's house.
'If Brianna doesn't want to come home, call us and let us know she is okay,' Wilson said.
'It's still our daughter. We are still out of our mind with worry that she hasn't called anyone.' If she was not found soon, Hernandez's aunt from Spain was expected to fly to the United States to help look for her.
Hernandez is of Hispanic descent, five-feet tall, 120 pounds with black hair and eyes.
She has no tattoos or birthmarks, but could most often be found in jeans and t-shirts.
Anyone with information on Hernandez was asked to call the Waxahachie Police Department at 972-937-4320 or her parents at 972-672-9898.