The local news media outlet reports that the girls’ families have also expressed the belief that the teens met a man online, which they feel has something to do with their disappearance.
Liana, 16, and Kacie, 14, are church friends and vanished on the evening of Aug. 16, according to KHOU.
They were last heard by Liana’s mother, Lana Turner, giggling on the phone.
Liana texted her grandmother Saturday saying she and Kacie would return home at around 1:30 p.m. that day, but they never showed up.
According to KHOU, Liana only has a learner’s permit, but the two girls left in her mother’s vehicle. The 2001 Gold Chrysler Sebring was located days later near the Bexar County Courthouse. The girls’ belongings were still intact, but the teens were nowhere to be found.
Kacie’s grandmother, Ernestine Lomaz, told KHOU, “No girls would leave their makeup and clothes… Not those two. They wouldn’t leave their makeup and clothes in a car.”
Police have classified the girls as runaways, however, Liana’s mother stated, “This is not a runaway case… My daughter and her friend are in danger. I know that and want them found.”
Liana is described as being 5 feet 2 inches and weighing around 100 pounds. She has a scar on the bottom of her right foot, while Liana is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 132 pounds. She was last seen wearing a pink long-sleeve button-down shirt, brown leggings and brown shoes. Both girls have brown hair and eyes.
Anyone with information about the missing teens is urged to call the Harris County Sheriff's Office at 713-221-6000 or to visit hcso.beenmissing.org.