In late December 2007, 17-year-old Danica Childs was making plans to
get together with her family to do some Christmas shopping in Federal
And then, just like that, she was gone.
“I was driving home and we were talking [about Christmas shopping]
and I got off the phone and realized I forgot to tell her something,”
Danica’s mother, Dianne Zoro, tells PEOPLE of the last time she spoke to
her daughter on Dec. 21, 2007.
“So I called her back,” Zoro recalls. “It just went straight to voicemail.”
Zoro was never able to reach her daughter again.
Hours after trying to get a hold of Danica, she contacted police and
reported the teen as missing. [More]