Mother of Missing Teen NJ Aviana Weaver Says ‘Someone Knows Something’

September 22, 2019 Updated: September 22, 2019

The worried mother of a New Jersey teen said that photos of her missing daughter showed up on sex-trafficking websites, and on Sept. 21, she declared that “the streets can’t have my daughter!”

According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Weaver, 17, was last seen in Mount Holly, New Jersey, on Sept. 12.

Angelica Scarlett, her mother, told radio station NJ 101.5 that investigators found “pornography pictures” of her daughter on sex-trafficking websites, adding that she looked “completely upset and unhappy.”

“The streets can’t have my daughter!” Scarlett wrote Saturday morning on Facebook. “I will be there everyday on the street until she is home !!! I won’t stop – Share let’s get her !!! Someone knows something !! Speak she is a minor and in danger !!”

Her mother said that she was seen around 242 South 49th Street in Philadelphia, adding that she might be near the area of Broad Street and Erie Ave. (Google Maps)

A GoFundMe was also set up to raise money for a reward.

“She’s never done this before,” Scarlett told the radio station. “This is her senior year. She went to school for the first few days and then disappeared. She missed an eye doctor appointment. She doesn’t have any clothes. This is not like her. She hasn’t been known to be on any drugs. We don’t have family or friends in Philadelphia. It’s completely out of character and scary.”

Weaver is multiracial, described as black, white, and Hispanic, and is around 5’4 and 200 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes, according to the missing children agency.

The teen’s phone was last pinged in West Philadelphia and was shut off, Scarlett said.

“That failed,” she told the station. “Her phone was there, but they’re changing her number constantly. She doesn’t have her phone anymore. They’re using flip phones or burner phones or something.”

Scarlett said that she also got a text message from a number that wasn’t her daughter’s, saying Aviana would be home for school and that she loved her.

The teen attends Rancocas Valley Regional High School in Mount Holly, according to her distraught parent.

“She’s never done this before,” Scarlett told the local radio station. “This is her senior year. She went to school for the first few days and then disappeared. She missed an eye doctor appointment. She doesn’t have any clothes. This is not like her. She hasn’t been known to be on any drugs. We don’t have family or friends in Philadelphia. It’s completely out of character and scary.”

Other details about the case are not clear.

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