Family searches for missing teen daughter
By KIM MORGAN
Another day searching, another day of nothing.
Katy residents Christy and Paul Armstrong are looking for their 17-year-old daughter. Chasity Armstrong disappeared April 16.
We love and miss her so much," Christy said. Our house is empty without her."
Chasity was a 10th-grade student at Langham Creek High School when one afternoon she simply didn't get off the bus at her usual stop.
Christy said she was told Chasity got off the bus with a boy at a different stop, that they went to a Wal-Mart, had a fight, and then he left her there.
Total lie," Christy said.
The next day the boy changed his story, telling Christy he dropped Chasity off with a woman Chasity refers to as Auntie," although there is no biological connection.
According to Christy, the Auntie" said she does not know where Chasity is.
Christy also believes Chasity is not with her biological mother.
Chasity is the daughter of Christy's husband Paul, meaning Christy is technically Chasity's stepmother. Christy said they were granted full custody of Chasity more than two years ago.
I've known her for nine years," Christy said. I'll do anything to bring my baby home. I don't know what to think. I'm scared to death that someone is stashing her somewhere and she wants to come home but she can't."
Police have listed Chasity's disappearance as a runaway.
According to a statement from the Harris County Runaway Missing Persons Unit, if a missing child is 13 to 17 years old the case is sent to its division unless there is some indication of foul play.
Christy said there's no way Chasity ran away.
She didn't take anything with her, not clothes, not her cell phone," she said. She was acting completely normal that morning, and she has younger siblings she adores."
Christy said Chasity loves to draw with chalk outside with her brother Paul, 6, and sister Haleigh, 8.
They want to know when she's coming back," Christy said. I don't have an answer for them."
There's somebody else who doesn't believe Chasity is a runaway, somebody that doesn't even really know the family at all.
Porter resident Tracie Mills said there has been a string of teenagers missing between April 12 and May 26, as well as two attempted abductions, from Houston, Spring, Alvin, Blackpool and Cleveland.
There is no known connection, however I fear there could be," Mills said. They've all been labeled as runaways, and that's what terrifies me. Everything in each case points to them not being runaways. I'm afraid they are all connected by one abductor."
Every day Christy posts updates such as this one:
This is a plea from Chasity's mom and dad. Please if anyone knows of her whereabouts, please contact us. You can even call anonymously. Just let us know of her whereabouts and that she is safe. She is missed more than words can say and loved more than she could ever know. My number is 281-813-9133. Please help find our baby girl."