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Family, Friends Searching for Missing Rio Americano Teen

SACRAMENTO—

This mother has just one wish this Mother’s Day: that her 15-year-old daughter Daria Clarke would be returned safely home.

“The greatest mother’s day present I could ever ask is just to get you home today,” said Margie Clarke-Zellmer.

Daria – also known as Dasha – has been missing since Thursday morning, shortly after her mom dropped her off at Rio Americano High School.

“She stepped back to the car and said, ‘Mom, I love you,’ and headed toward the office, and then went to her first period class,” Margie said.

The family suspects the teen left the school to meet a man she had been talking to online.

“We strongly believe that she was lured away by an older male, who does not have her best interest at heart. And that she is in imminent danger,” Margie said.

Dasha’s family and friends rallied together to support her — and they have been canvasing the neighborhood with fliers since Friday.

“We also want Dasha to know that lots of people are out here rooting for her to get home safely,” Margie said.

She’s 5’4” and weighs about 195 pounds, and was last seen wearing a black shirt, gray leggings and carrying a turquoise backpack.

“Dasha we love you, we want you to come home. We just love you and miss you so much. Please, please let us hear from you,” Dasha’s father, Matt Zellmer, said.

James Myers filed this report.

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