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'Keep showing her picture:' Family of missing and vulnerable Marana teen continues to search

Missing and vulnerable marana teen Nichole Hyatt
Posted at 9:14 PM, Mar 07, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-08 13:53:06-05

MARANA, Ariz. (KGUN) — Family and friends of a missing Marana teen have been searching for her for more than 24 hours now. On the morning of March 6, 14-year-old Nichole Hyatt disappeared. She was last seen in the area of Springfield Road, off of North Anway Road, in Avra Valley.

"You know there’s something close to a thousand people that are wanting to help look for her right now,” Allison Molden, Hyatt's aunt, said.

Molden and others gathered at Ora Mae Harn Park early Thursday morning and continued their search for Hyatt. Molden said there were several groups of people spread out around the area.

"We’ve got people in the Picture Rocks area," she said. We got people in the east side of Tucson.”

She said Hyatt wouldn't just leave the house, where she left her phone and other items.

"She didn't take her phone," she said. "Nichole is not the kind of girl that would just up and leave.”

The Pima County Sheriff's Department didn't have any new information as of Thursday evening, but they're continuing their search of the area. If anyone has any information regarding Hyatt's whereabouts, contact 911.

Tina Giuliano is a reporter for KGUN 9. She is a native Arizonan and grew up in Scottsdale. Tina is passionate about storytelling and is excited to work telling Tucson's stories. Share your story ideas and important issues with Tina by emailing or by connecting on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.