BANGOR, — The mother of a 15-year-old Glenburn girl who has been missing since Sunday made an emotional plea Wednesday for the safe return of her daughter. Nichole Cable was last seen Sunday evening on Route 221 in her hometown.

“I would like to say, ‘Nichole, we love you and if you’re scared because you ran away — you’re not in trouble. It’s OK,’” Cable’s mother, Kristine Willey, said at a Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office press conference with her husband, Jason Willey, standing beside her. “If somebody has her — I don’t care (what happened) — take her to a gas station or a park. I don’t know what else to say. I’m waiting for you to call me and I love you.”

Deputy Chief Troy Morton leaned over and motioned for her to display the pictures she had of her daughter, one of which showed the teenage girl in a cheering uniform, two others that were school portraits.

“This is my daughter,” Willey said, showing the pictures. “If you see her please let the authorities know. Help me bring her home.”

There are 45 law enforcement personnel — federal, state, county and municipal — working the missing person case, Morton said.

“Maine wardens are currently conducting a ground search,” said Morton, who did not release the location of the search.

Cpl. John McDonald of the Maine Warden Service said searchers were out in Glenburn.

A Facebook group Cable’s parents have established, “Bring Nichole Cable Home,” had more than 2,300 members as of Wednesday afternoon.

Police agencies throughout the state have shared information with Cable’s description on Facebook, along with New England Cable News, based in Boston.

Cable stands 5 feet, 1 inch tall, weighs 90 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes. The teen has her nose, lip and ears pierced. She was last seen wearing jeans and a pink sweatshirt, according to her father.

Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office at 947-4585.

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