12-year-old Pricilla Ristick was last seen in the company of her uncle at the Little Caesars pizza in Lilburn, Georgia on Sunday night. She was helping him sell flowers. According to the several reports I have read her uncle, Joey Thompson, went inside to pick up a pizza around 5pm and when he came out the girl was gone. Supposedly there were witnesses who saw the girl get into a white van.
Pricilla and her mother are from out of state and are visiting relatives in Lilburn.
According to the family the mother received a call from Pricilla a couple of hours after she disappeared,
"She said, ‘Mom.’ And I asked her, ‘Where are you, Pricilla?’
‘I’m at this house with a lady.’
‘What’s her name?’
Julia said Pricilla was not able to describe where the house is located.
"I told her, ‘Why did you get in with her in the van?’ ‘Because she offered me money, she was going to cash a check’ and give her money to buy food."
Julia Ristick, the mother, reportedly told the girl to take the phone and get out of there as well as to call 911. She says that’s when someone hung up the phone.
Pricilla was last seen wearing a gray jacket, blue jeans and black shoes. She has red hair, is about 4’ tall and weighs 95 lbs. Although the police want to issue an Amber Alert the GBI won’t allow them to since she got into the car voluntarily. Something is obviously fucking wrong with our system and the GBI. Perhaps someone can put a pointy stick in the eye of whoever made that fucked up decision.
While the GBI has not issued an alert the NCMEC has been notified.
The Gwinnett County Police SVU is asking that anyone who has seen Pricilla call them at 770-513-5300.
Perhaps it’s just me being cynical but something is fucked up about this entire story from the Uncle selling flowers with the girl, to the white van as well as the supposed phone call. I can only hope this little girl is OK.
2/24/2011 – Surveillance video does show Pricilla getting into a white van but the news channels and police say that they do not show an abduction. I know that sounds pretty fucked up, at least it does to me. Just because she got into a van willingly DOES NOT MEAN SHE WAS NOT ABDUCTED. Plenty of child predators use different tricks to get kids to cooperate with them. Money, drugs, candy, etc…
You can find more updated info here and here.
2/25/2011 4:07 p.m. – Just came across a report at FOX that says Pricilla has been located and is safe. They are reporting that Pricilla was able to call her Uncle and told him she was in a building with many people and that they wouldn’t let her leave. The call was traced to a location in Las Vegas.
Pricilla told police that she took a bus to Las Vegas and had been there one or two days. She has been placed in the care of Child Services.
I don’t have any more details yet but will post them when I do.