13-year-old Berwyn girl reported missing

Sept. 9, 2011 (BERWYN, Ill.)

Esmerelda Lopez, 13, lives with her father in the 3100-block of South Oak Park Avenue. Her parents say their daughter was on her way to Heritage Middle School Friday morning, a block from home, but she never made it. They say she sent a text message to her older sister about a strange man following her.

Her family hasn't heard from Lopez since 7:30 Friday morning and they say her cell phone is now off.

Anyone who may have seen the girl is asked to call Berwyn police.

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