Haile Hopkins left her home on Greenbrier Drive near Oceanside Boulevard Wednesday and was last seen around 4:30 p.m. in the vicinity of the Oceanside Pier, Oceanside police acting Sgt. Kathryn Held said. She was regarded as at risk due to undisclosed health issues that required scheduled treatments, she said.
Christina Hopkins, Haile's mother, said it was very unusual for her young daughter to be away from her this long. The young girl was nowhere to be found, but her family held on to hope.
Haile's mother had not seen her since Wednesday morning. She said Haile left a note that said she was going for a walk and would be back.
Someone last spotted Haile near the Oceanside Pier with two other girls
Haile's mother was very concerned because Haile has health issues from a chronic illness that needs scheduled treatment.
"If she can hear me, I hope she knows she can come home. I am not mad her," she said.
Christina was worried her daughter may have been lured away by an older man after seeing text messages on her phone.
She hoped her instinct was wrong.
"I'm hoping that she's with a friend somewhere. My biggest nightmare is that some man has her or she's cold somewhere. I just want her home," she said.
The Oceanside Police Department does not believe any foul play is involved or suspicious activity, but are still investigating the case.