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Linnea Lomax Missing: University of California, Davis Student Vanished Tuesday

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Authorities in California are searching for a missing college student who disappeared after leaving an outpatient therapy center.

Linnea Lomax, a 19-year-old student at the University of California, Davis, was last seen at an outpatient clinic on Howe Ave. in Sacramento on Tuesday afternoon.

"She was at the clinic for an all day visit, but she walked out during lunch and never came back," Lomax family spokesperson Heidi Hutchison told The Huffington Post.

According to Hutchison, Lomax recently suffered a mental breakdown while studying for finals. The young woman spent more than a week at a treatment facility but was released for outpatient therapy after she showed progress.

Lomax, a 2011 graduate of El Dorado High School in Placerville, Calif., had just completed her freshman year at UC Davis. She has a 4.0 grade point average and is studying human development, with the intent of pursuing a degree in nursing.

"Linnea is an angel. She is very smart. She is very sweet and caring," Hutchison said. "She is normally a very self-confident, self-assured and well-adjusted young woman. She has a bright future, a loving, supportive family and a heck of a lot of friends."

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Lomax's parents operate Rock-N-Water Christian camp in Northern California. According to the organization's website, the purpose of the camp is to, "experience the joy of God's living word through adventures in the outdoors, so that they might come to know Jesus and pass on God's love with excitement."

Hutchison said Lomax has worked at the camp for the past several summers as a counselor for teens.

Authorities do not suspect foul play in Lomax's disappearance but do consider her at-risk because her recent actions are not consistent with her normal behavior.

"We think she is scared and does not want to be found at this point," Hutchison said.

Search teams Friday are concentrating in a five-mile radius near Discovery Park and the surrounding Sacramento River area.

Lomax is white, 5'2" tall and weighs approximately 100 pounds. She has long blond hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing green pants and a dark blue hooded sweatshirt that says "Sweden" in red letters.

Anyone who spots Linnea Lomax is asked not to approach her, but to contact the Sacramento Sheriff's Department at 916-564-2215 or by calling 916-905-HELP. Those interested in helping search for the missing teen can find information at Facebook.com/HelpFindLinnea or at HelpFindLinnea.org.

UPDATE: This story now includes a new phone number to report information as well as a new website.

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