Police continue search for missing girl thought to be overwhelmed by SAT


A 16-year-old San Marino High School student remained missing Monday, two days after she ran away following an SAT exam because she felt overwhelmed by the test and by school, police said.

There have been no signs of Mira Hu since she disappeared Saturday after being dropped off to take the college admissions exam at 7:30 a.m. at Arcadia High School, said Lt. Vaughn Whalen of the Arcadia Police Department.

When her parents arrived to pick her up, they could not find her, police said, and Mira sent a message to her brother, saying she was running away due to the pressures of school and exams.


Authorities believe that the San Marino girl is trying to traveling to Central or Northern California.

“She is a perfect kid and everything is good, but I don’t know what happened,” Mira’s father told KTLA-TV. He urged her to return home.

Authorities said they are looking into how Mira is traveling because she doesn’t have a driver’s license and may not have money. Police in Northern California had been notified about her disappearance, officials said.

Mira is 5-foot-3, weighs about 95 pounds, has black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black jacket and black jeans and carrying a large navy-blue backpack.

Anyone with details about her whereabouts is urged to call Arcadia police at 626-574-5121

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