A San Jose father on Tuesday was pleading for the safe return of his two missing teenage daughters who disappeared over the weekend.
Madeline, 16, and Emily Dorcich, 13, were last seen at San Jose's Del Mar High School campus around 7:30 p.m., according to their father Chuck Dorcich.
Dorcich said the girls were at a church event at the high school. They both attend Valley Christian High School located 100 Skyway Drive in San Jose.
The father said he filed a missing persons' report with San Jose police on Sunday night. Today friends and other volunteers, including members of his church, Bethel Church of San Jose, are posting fliers throughout the South Bay.
"I think they are somewhere in the South Bay," he said. "I can't imagine anywhere else they would be."
The fliers going up around the Bay Area and online have photos of the girls and other information, including that the two were last seen on the high school's quad.
Madeline, who also goes by Maddie, is described as standing 5 feet 1 inches tall and weighs 105 pounds. She was last seen wearing black jeans, a dark hooded sweatshirt and a black bag.
Her sister, Emily, stands 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 120 pounds. She has blue eyes and shoulder-length brown hair that was in a ponytail. She was wearing dark jeans and a graphic T-shirt.
Both had cellphones on them but they have since been turned off, according to Dorcich.
He said his ex-wife, who lives in Pismo Beach, has since arrived in the San Jose area.
Neither of the girls has ever run away or gone missing before, he said.
Dorcich this afternoon set up a Facebook page, "Finding Madeline and Emily" to assist in the search. Information about the search is available at facebook.com/missingdorcichgirls.
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