A 14-year-old girl is "believed to be in grave or immediate danger" after she vanished the same weekend her father was shot to death and then found badly burned in a ditch, officials said.
The girl was last seen with her father, Cesar Vladimir Coronado, whose torched body was found lying near a ditch in Walker County on Sunday, the county sheriff's office told NBC station KPRC of Texas. Investigators believe the teen was with her father when he was murdered, the station reported.
Authorities are pleading for the public's help as they continue to search for the girl.
"Right now, we portray that she is certainly is in grave danger," Walker County Sheriff Clint McRae told KPRC. "We are needing the public's assistance very much."