The family of Antelope Valley teen Ashley Marie Lewin, last seen over the Memorial Day weekend, pleaded for the public's help Tuesday in finding the girl and safely returning her home.
Bill Guild said he feared that his great-granddaughter, who is 15 and was last seen Sunday night at the family's Littlerock residence, had left to meet an older male she first contacted through the Internet.
The family contacted the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Palmdale station, which has opened an investigation. Palmdale deputies are currently treating Ashley as a runway, but said they could classify her case as a "critical missing" if she does not turn up soon.
The Littlerock High School freshman is believed to have left home after making a telephone call at 4 a.m. Monday, Guild said. He said he and his wife said good night to the teen around 10:30 p.m. Sunday.