Mothers Think Teens Were Lured Away By MySpace.com Suitors
POSTED: 9:41 am PST February 26, 2006
CALABASAS, Calif. — Sheriff’s detectives sought clues Sunday in the disappearance of two teenage girls whose mothers believe were lured away from home by men who contacted the girls via MySpace.com. Alexandra Nicole Dimarco, 13, and Alexis Anne Beyer, 15, were last seen Feb. 15 at a condominium complex at on Las Virgenes Road where both girls live, said Deputy Alba Yates of the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau. Detectives said they believe the two are together and may have run away, she said.
Alexis’ mother, Edie Beyer… and Alexandra’s mother, Kim Bridradfield, told the Daily News they believe the girls’ disappearance is linked to MySpace.com, where both girls had “blogs.” Bridradfield told the newspaper that men who Alexandra met via MySpace.com had called the family’s home before her daughter disappeared, prompting Bridradfield to forbid her from logging onto the site. “She had a blog and I kept her off of it,” Bridradfield told the Daily News. “I’ve had several phone calls from men. That’s why I took her off of it.” Neither girl has logged onto MySpace since their disappearances.
The mothers told the newspaper that their daughters did not take many belongings with them and even left behind prescription medication. Alexandra is white, about 5 feet 1 inch and 160 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Alexis is white, about 5 feet 8 inches and 160 pounds, with green eyes and brown hair.
Anyone with more information as to the the girls’ whereabouts was asked to call sheriff’s detectives at (818) 878-5538.
The worst part of this story is obviously that there are two girls who are missing and their mothers are worried beyond belief. But I can’t help but to think that this story is being spun by local media to focus on all the hoopla about all the reports of kids being the prey of sexual predators on MySpace. Regardless of the reasons of the girls’ disappearance, I hope that they return home safely and quickly.
An article in the LA Daily News mentions that Alexis left her mom a note that said, “Mommy,” said the note, scrawled in her daughter’s handwriting. “I love you very much. Goodbye forever.” The article from The LA Daily News seems to be the most thorough article on this story.
Photo credit: Handouts, reposted from LA Daily News website