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12-year-old Auburn girl missing

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Editor's Note: The Auburn Police Department released the information about Haley Yvonne Almond Wednesday, and our story went online Wednesday afternoon. It is also in Thursday's edition of the paper. Comments on this story have been disabled because the 12-year-old, as a minor, is technically a victim. Auburn police are looking for a missing E.V. Cain student. Haley Yvonne Almond, 12, was reported missing by her foster mother at 4:40 p.m. Dec. 2, according to the Auburn Police Department. Police believe Almond is with her biological mother, Destinee Trujillo, and stepfather, Wayne Armbruster. “It’s based off our investigation by talking to a few parties who received this information from her that she wanted to be reunited with her mother, who just got out of prison,” Officer Dave Neher Friday. Haley still has her cell phone with her, but is not answering or returning calls made by law enforcement, Neher said. “But we have been told she has been in contact with some of her friends, and she has stated she is with her mom in hiding,” Neher said. Neher said Trujillo is a parolee at large wanted for violating her parole. Armbruster is on Placer County’s Most Wanted list and is a parolee at large wanted for active warrants of possession of a controlled substance. While Armbruster's exact whereabouts are unknown, he has family in the Auburn and Tahoe areas, according to Neher. Because of Trujillo’s and Armbruster’s wanted statuses, Haley is considered an at-risk missing juvenile. “With this, we are very concerned about her whereabouts,” Neher said. “Armbruster with his controlled substance warrant, that’s not a good situation for her to be in.” Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Haley, Trujillo or Armbruster is encouraged to call Neher at (530) 823-4237, ext. 263. ~Bridget Jones