Police are asking for the public’s help in finding Sara Cabana, a 16-year-old girl who went missing last November.
State police investigator Paul Disorbo said police are confident that Cabana is living somewhere in the Niskayuna area of Schenectady County. A person who knows the girl told police they saw her at the Price Chopper supermarket in Mohawk Commons on Jan. 16.
In addition, relatives of Cabana who live out of state have gotten e-mails from her.
“We knows she’s OK,” Disorbo said. But police would like to see her reunited with her foster family and back attending high school.
Cabana was a student at Shenendehowa High School East last November when she didn’t arrive at school one day.
“She got on the bus to go to school and took off before she got to class,” Disorbo said. The date was Nov. 16, 2009. She was still 15 at that time and had been living with foster parents for only a short time.
“I suspect she has a group of friends taking care of her,” Disorbo said last month.
Disorbo said this week that another person who knows the girl told police they saw her at the Taco Bell in Mohawk Commons in recent weeks.
The Niskayuna town police are also trying to locate the runaway.
Cabana’s picture and description have been posted on several missing and exploited children Web sites, including the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (www.missingkids.com).
She is 5 feet tall with brown, shoulder-length hair and brown eyes. She weighs approximately 120 pounds. She had been attending 10th grade at Shenendehowa High School East in Clifton Park before her disappearance.
Anyone with information about her should contact state police at the Wilton zone station, 583-7000, or at the state police Bureau of Criminal Investigation at the Clifton Park Station at 383-8583.