(East Cleveland)- The search is underway for a missing East Cleveland teenager, and the person sending taunting texts to the girl's mother.

East Cleveland police and Cuyahoga County sheriff's deputies say 15-year-old Chaday Lentes disappeared more than a week ago from East 30th Street and Cedar Avenue.

Since then, someone has since sent disturbing texts from Chaday's phone, claiming she's dead or taken far from home.

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