Elyssa Vasquez was only 12 years-old when she vanished on January 28th, 2003. She was last seen at her middle school in Doraville, Georgia. Elyssa disappeared at some point during the school day and has never been seen or heard from again.
There are very few details available about Elyssa's case. It's unclear if anyone saw her leaving the school on the day of her disappearance. However, investigators classified Elyssa as a runaway. Her case remained at the runaway status for years before she was eventually reclassified as missing and endangered.
Due to the scarce details, it is unclear why investigators initially classified Elyssa as a runaway. The runaway classification suggests that there was some sort of sign that she left on her own accord--or that investigators simply did not have evidence that she was kidnapped. In addition to the lack of information about how Elyssa left her school, there is also a lack of information about whether or not she spoke to anyone about running away.
There are also very few details about the happenings in Elyssa's life prior to her disappearance. Posts on a Facebook page dedicated to spreading awareness about Elyssa's case, it appears her family believes that she is still out there somewhere. It's clear that they are still devastated about her disappearance, and they are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
If you have any information that could lead to Elyssa's whereabouts, please go here to submit an anonymous tip.