BANGOR, Maine — Authorities investigating the disappearance of a 15-year-old Maine girl asked for the public's help Friday as they try to determine if a black pickup was seen near her Glenburn home around the time she went missing.
Investigators want to know if anyone saw a black Ford Ranger pickup or similar truck near Nichole Cable's home between 8 p.m. Sunday and 2 a.m. Monday.
Cable was last seen Sunday night. Her mother said she went outside to see someone she'd met over the Internet.
The area of interest is a three-mile section Route 221 between the intersections of Pushaw Road and Route 43, officials said.
Penobscot County Chief Deputy Troy Morton said the search will continue through the weekend. Wardens were using dogs, and airplanes have been used as well.
"From Day One, we brought in the maximum level of resources available to us," Morton told reporters. "We'll continue to do that until we get Nichole home."
Dozens of investigators are working on the case. Agencies involved in the search include the FBI, Maine State Police, Maine Warden Service and Penobscot county Sheriff's Department.
Earlier in the week, the teen's mom made an emotional appeal for the return of her daughter.
"If you're scared because you ran away, you're not in trouble, just come home, it will be OK," Kristine Wiley told reporters. If someone is holding her daughter, she pleaded for that person to take her somewhere safe and drop her off.
"Help me bring her home," she said.