Search parties look for missing Hope Mills teen

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HOPE MILLS - On Saturday, family, friends and strangers gathered to look for a missing North Carolina teen.

Danielle Locklear, 15, was last seen just over a week ago in the Fox Meadows subdivision in Hope Mills.

Investigators say she left her home to visit a friend up the street but never made it there.

Members of the community are coming together to help with the search efforts.

“Restless most of all, we can’t sleep. Just not knowing, but we’re still holding on to hope, we know she’s out there somewhere and hopefully we find a clue today,” said Locklear’s aunt Chena Papa.

The search was conducted in a wooded area behind the teen’s neighborhood.

Her family members say they do not believe she went anywhere willingly.