Thursday, 4:30 PM
Police looking for missing 17-year-old in Wrentham
(Robert E. Klein for The Boston Globe)
Nicole Viveiros 17, of Bellingham, Mass., has not been seen since she went on break from her job at the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets Mall at 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday.
By Connie Paige, Globe Correspondent
WRENTHAM -- State and local police are using dogs and a helicopter to search woods around the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets Mall for a 17-year-old woman from Bellingham who took a break from her job at Eddie Bauer Tuesday night and disappeared.
Nicole Viveiros took her 15 minutes break at about 8:45 p.m. and never came back to work, according to police Detective Sergeant William McGrath. Investigators found her car in the parking lot with some other personal items inside.
"Thus far we have no evidence that there is foul play involved," said McGrath this morning at a news conference outside police headquarters.
Police, however, have not ruled anything out. The woman's mother came to police headquarters this morning with Viveiros' computer. McGrath said investigators were trying to determine if she met someone over the Internet, but have found nothing specific that points to an online connection.
Viveiros parents called police at about 11 p.m. Tuesday night. Officers searched the area outside the mall until about 2 a.m., using dogs and inferred equipment.
"No one has reported that she drove away in a car or that someone drove her away," McGrath said.
Her parents told investigators that is was "uncharacteristic" of Viveiros to leave work and not return home.
Viveiros is 5 feet 1 with brown eyes and has brown hair with blond highlights. She was wearing a pink long-sleeve shirt and blue jeans.
Anyone with information about her disappearance is asked to call Wrentham police at 508-384-6950.