Mother frantic about missing teenage daughter
The Hamilton mother of a missing teenage girl is frantic to learn her daughter is safe.
Diane Maass is appealing to the public to let her or the police know her 14-year-old daughter Tya Maass is OK.
“I’m trying to reach out any way I can,” she said in a call to The Spectator Sunday evening. “I just want to know she’s safe … I’m dying inside. I can’t eat. I can’t sleep. I can’t think. It’s so hard (not knowing) … I’m asking — just contact someone so I know she’s safe. That’s all I’m asking for.”
Hamilton police also appealed to the public late last Friday for assistance in locating Tya.
Police say Tya was reported missing from her group home on May 3 after she failed to attend school as per her normal routine and has not been seen or heard from since. Police also said they are concerned about her well-being.
Her mother said Tya attends Cathedral high school.
Tya is described as white, four feet 11 inches tall, 121 pounds with a slender build. She has long brown hair.
Her mother said anyone with information can call police or contact her on her Facebook page: Diane M. Maass.
Hamilton Police are asking anyone with information about Tya or her whereabouts to contact the Division 20 Staff Sgt. at 905-546-2963 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-2228477.
Tya Maass was last seen May 3.