WEST ALLIS -- A 14-year-old girl from West Allis has been missing for a week. Her mother says she was last seen near 35th and Burleigh last Thursday, September 3rd -- and now, members of the community are getting involved in the effort to find her.
A search is set to head out in the area near 35th and Burleigh on Thursday evening, September 10th.
"I want to see my baby. I want to hug my baby," Yolanda Bridges, the girl's mother said.
It has been a week since Bridges has seen her daughter.
"She said 'I'll be back,'" Bridges said.
Bridges says last Thursday, one day after her daughter turned 14 years old, Kendryanna Miller took a city bus to get her birthday present -- a cell phone from a shop near 35th and Burleigh. Bridges says Miller never came home.
"After 9 I was worrying, and 10 hit and I drove down there, and drove down there till 3 or 4 in the morning, asking people have they seen her, giving her description," Bridges said.
Bridges says she called the police and filed a missing persons report -- and to report her daughter as a runaway. But she says the longer her daughter is gone, the more she worries.
"It's not her at all, and that`s why I feel like someone has taken her and they`re holding her against her will," Bridges said.
"What we have to do is at least assist the mother's concern because she is the legal guardian," Tory Lowe, a community activist said.
Lowe says he couldn't ignore the call to help in this case.
"Milwaukee has huge issues as far as sex trafficking, teenagers getting caught up in drugs or things that are negative," Lowe said.
Lowe started by posting on social media -- but soon went even further, organizing the search for Miller.
"She's my little girl," Bridges said.
Bridges says she's been out every night since her daughter's disappearance looking for her.
Thursday night will be the first night there is a large, organized group looking for this missing girl.
If you have any information in this case, you're asked to call police.