RED OAK - The family of Britanee Baugus is asking the public’s assistance in ensuring their daughter’s safe return.

Britanee went missing from her home Nov. 28. The 15-year-old sophomore left on foot and the family believes she was picked up by friends. She has not made contact with her family since leaving and is listed with the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office as a runaway.

Information about Britanee also has been placed on the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Web site at www.missingkids.com.

“We believe her friends are possibly hiding her out,” her father, Brent Baugus, told the Daily Light in an interview Thursday afternoon.

“We want to let her know we miss her and we want her home,” said her mother, Christie Daniels. “We love her.”

Her grandfather said they are asking Britanee to contact her family.

“Come home,” Shorty DeMoney said. “We miss you. We want you home safe.”

To help find Britanee, the family said they are putting up 1,000 copies of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Web site posting around the community.

Britanee is described as white with hazel eyes and brown hair. She is 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighs about 170 pounds and has a pierced right nostril and tongue. She was last seen wearing a black polo style shirt with a black zip-up hoodie, khaki pants, white ankle socks and black Converse tennis shoes.

Her family believes she may have cut and or colored her hair since leaving. She is possibly in the Red Oak, Waxahachie or Oak Cliff areas.

A reward is being offered by her family for information leading to her safe return.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s investigator Luis Valladerez at 972-825-4901, Brent Baugus at 903-624-9240 or Christie Daniels at 972-824-4901.