Mother fran­tic about miss­ing teenage daugh­ter

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL - CARMELA FRAGOMENI cfragomeni@thes­pec.com 905-526-3392 | @Car­matTheSpec

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.

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Tya Maass was last seen May 3.

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