Missing Ohio girl Michaela Bruce may be with much older man

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio - A statewide endangered missing child alert has been issued for an Ohio girl whose mother told reporters that she was with a much older man.

Michaela Bruce, 14,  was last seen Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. at her German Township, Clark County apartment complex. Police believe she is with Mark Edwards, her best friend's father 

Tammi Bruce compared her daughter Michaela's relationship with Edwards, against whom the girl has a protection order, to a cult.

Authorities said that Edwards, 44, is known to have weapons. They believe the two are trying to leave the county and may have even made it out of the state. They also believe they may be trying to hitch a ride with a truck driver or may have been seen at truck stops.

Michaela is described as a white female, 5'2" and 110 pounds with blonde or strawberry blonde hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a white sweatshirt with the word Mason on the front, blue jeans and eyeglasses.

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