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Girl missing since Halloween

By Juliet Leyba Daily Planet Staff
Friday November 03, 2000

A Berkeley teen-ager who disappeared Halloween night is still missing, according to police. 

Faith Brown, 15, 5 feet 4 inches tall, 160 pounds, was last seen near Sacramento and Julia streets at about 9 p.m. Tuesday.  

Brown was wearing her hair in a pony tail and dressed in a “ghetto spy” costume, wearing all black, with a fur coat. 

Her mother Elvita White said a neighbor stopped by and told her that Faith was down the street with a young man and “seemed disoriented.” White and the neighbor went to get her, but when they reached the corner she and the young man were gone. 

“Nobody recognized the young man and friends said that (Faith) didn’t even know her name,” White said. 

The last time White saw her daughter was about 5 p.m. 

“She was happy,” White said. “She was going to Iceland with her twin sister, Hope, and some friends and then trick-or-treating.” 

White said that she got separated from her sister at about 6:30 p.m. near their home in the 1500 block of Julia Street. 

Berkeley Police Sergeant Steve Odom of Youth Services said Thursday that the department had begun to distribute flyers that day with the girl’s description. 

Odom said Youth Services receives about 30 missing youth reports a month. 

“Ninety-nine percent of them turn up within 72 hours but until then we treat it very seriously. We have generated more than 250 flyers and are actively looking for clues.” 

Anyone with information about Faith Brown should call the Berkeley Police Youth Services Dept. at 981-5715.