The mother of a young American teenager who went missing in Glasgow has made a desperate plea asking for help to find her.

Anekah Wissinger, originally from Texas, was downtown with her parents on Tuesday, January 18, when she went shopping for food at a nearby store.

But the 14-year-old was reported missing to police after failing to return with her iPhone switched off near the Buchanan Galleries shortly before 4pm.

Mum Kat Leith Wissinger shared an image on Facebook of her daughter’s distinctive yellow cardigan and her last known phone location data from yesterday.

Anekah’s mother posted a photo of the cardigan her daughter was wearing

She wrote: “We have no updates on Anekah’s whereabouts. It was his last known location. She has an iPhone but it’s been turned off since 3:55 p.m.

“Police are looking at CCTV footage to retrace their steps from there, but other than that we have virtually no information.

“We are pleading, if anyone has seen her, please let us know or let the police know. Thank you.

“I tied the cardigan she was wearing. It’s quite noticeable, maybe jog someone’s memory.

The 14-year-old's phone has been off since Tuesday afternoon, her family say
The 14-year-old’s phone has been off since Tuesday afternoon, her family say

Anekah, who had been visiting family in Inverclyde, is described as white, around 5ft 7in tall and of medium build.

She has long bleached blonde hair with dark roots and green/blue ends.

The teenager was wearing the yellow cardigan, a black top, light blue jeans with black and white trainers when she disappeared.

She also speaks with an American accent.

A Scottish Police spokesman said: ‘Concerns are growing for Anekah as she is unfamiliar with the area and has not made contact with her family since she was last seen.

“If anyone has any information that could help this ongoing investigation or her current whereabouts, please call Police Scotland via 101 quoting incident number 2695 of 18 January 2022.”

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