FBI joins search for missing Woodland Park teen Alexandra Ponte

WOODLAND PARK, Colo. - 14-year-old Alexandra (Ali) Ponte left to go to Memorial Park on September 4 and has not been seen or heard from since.

"There are no words," Ali's mom, Christine Duis told our partners at KRDO-TV. "My heart is just breaking."

Duis told KRDO she and Ponte got in an argument last Wednesday evening about a post Ponte had put on Facebook.

Woodland Park police searched for Ponte Tuesday, but have not said whether they found any clues.

Ponte is 5'5" and weighs 115 pounds. She was last seen wearing a bright blue hoodie and skinny jeans, investigators said. She was also carrying a grey and black “Nike” backpack.

Woodland Park Police said they don't suspect foul play. They're getting help from the FBI trying to locate Ali's cell phone.

"What I understand from (the FBI) is they actually have an agent that lives in the Woodland Park area that heard about the case and that prompted them to contact us to offer assistance," said Detective Sgt. Thomas Kinney.

Kinney said police are interviewing Ali's friends and following up on tips.

"We just want her to know that she's not in trouble. We just want her to come home," Duis told KRDO. "It's devastating to think you could lose a child. So I have to hold on to hope that she's still alive and she's still going to come home."

Duis says she hopes her daughter just ran away.

"We received a tip this morning that she might have been observed on I-76 in northeast Colorado, so we're following up on that lead," Kinney said.

If you have any information please contact Detective Sean Goings at the Woodland Park Police Department at 719-687-9262.

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