GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- **UPDATE: Rosencrans was found Wednesday night.
An Amber Alert has been issued for a 12-year-old girl who lives in Grand Junction.
Raeanna Rosencrans was last seen around 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, getting into a green “boxy” sedan in the area of D 1/2 Rd and Larry’s Meadow, according to Grand Junction police. She was reportedly getting off the bus and walking home with a friend when the suspect approached her and called her by name.
According to the alert, Raeanna was last seen wearing black jeans, black shirt with white designs, Adidas shoes, and was carrying a black and white backpack with a Southwest design on it. She is 5 feet 1 inch tall, weighs about 137 pounds. She has blonde hair and blue eyes.
Authorities say they are looking possibly for a white balding man in his 40's, who is 5' 7" to 5' 8" tall with a medium build. Police say she is a developmentally delayed, but high functioning girl.
Police initially began looking for her earlier in the afternoon, however, the Colorado Bureau of Investigations sent the official Amber Alert shortly after 10:00 p.m.
If you have any information about Raeanna’s whereabouts, please call 911.
The principal of Grand Mesa Middle School sent a letter to students and parents Thursday, confirming was a student there. It reads:
Dear Grand Mesa Middle School Families:
As many of you know, yesterday afternoon, April 25, 2018, one of our Grand Mesa Middle School students, Raeanne Rosencrans, was reported missing. She was last seen at about 3 p.m. Wednesday in the area of D 1/2 Road and Larry's Meadow. She is 12 years old, 5'1", 137 pounds, with blue eyes and light brown/dark blonde hair. She was last seen wearing black jeans, a black shirt with white designs, Adidas shoes, and carrying a black and white backpack with southwest designs on it.
Witnesses said Raeanne was last seen getting into a "boxy" green car with a white male in his late 40s to early 50s, bald, medium build, 5'7" or 5'8", and wearing a green button-down shirt. The man called Raeanna by name.
An Amber Alert was issued at 10 p.m. last night. Law enforcement officers have been working through the night on leads and are continuing their efforts to locate her. At this time, Raeanne is still considered missing.
Grand Mesa teachers read a statement to students this morning informing them that Raeanne is missing. Students are likely to hear rumors about what happened, but rumors can be hurtful and untrue, and spreading any information that is not confirmed by law enforcement is harmful. The information above is all of the information we have at this time.
Parents, students, and staff will experience a range of emotions during this time. Please encourage your child to come to the counseling office at any time if they need to talk. Extra counseling will be available at the school as long as students need it. We will also provide you any updates we receive.