Published: Jul 21, 2010 3:23 AM EDT
Updated: Jul 21, 2010 12:23 AM EDT

7:30am Update:  Collier Sheriff's Office reports that 17 year old Vanezza Damaso is safe and sound this morning.  No information yet about where she was but she is OK.


EAST NAPLES, Fla. - An East Naples family is shock after a 17-year-old girl disappears. Vanezza Damaso was last seen on Mohawk Place, just two block from her home.

"It's very difficult, I just want Vanezza to come home," her mother Maria Damaso cries.

Maria says her daughter may be 17, but she has the mental capacity of an 11-year-old.

"I'm very afraid for her safety. She's smart to an extent, but she's very gullible and easily convinced," Maria explains of Vanezza's disability.

Her mothers says the teen was last seen at a friend's house on Mohawk Place around 7:30 Sunday night. Vanezza and a girlfriend, who's 18, left and never returned.

Maria describes her daughter as five feet, six inches tall, 150 pounds, with brown eyes, and brown hair with golden highlights.

A family member received a call from the teen Tuesday saying she was fine and then hung up; however, the family is concerned because the Vanezza does have a mental disability and may not know she's in trouble.

If you have any information you are asked to call the Collier County Sheriff's Office at (239) 252-9300, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS.