A missing Danville girl's bike has been found near the Golden Gate Bridge, and a large search is under way for her this morning, a National Park Service spokesman said.
Allison Bayliss, 15, was last seen by her parents riding her bike around 8 a.m. Monday at San Ramon Valley High School, Danville police said. According to the Facebook page Find Allison Bayliss, student Alex Barry also saw the sophomore at her locker around 8:10 a.m.
Her parents later reported her missing, and Danville police said they considered her to be at-risk. A sheriff's search-and-rescue team began a search for her.
At about 4:45 a.m. today, Bayliss' family informed authorities that they had found Allison's bike in the Battery East parking lot, just to the east of the bridge on the San Francisco side, National Park Service spokesman Howard Levitt said.
The search is being expanded to include Ocean Beach and Land's End in San Francisco, as well as the Marin Headlands. Many friends, family members and volunteers from Danville have joined searchers from a number of agencies including U.S. Park Police, San Francisco police, park service rangers and Golden Gate Bridge district patrol officers, Levitt said.
Allison is described as white with blond hair, 5 feet 8 inches tall and 130 pounds. She was last seen wearing a red zippered hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.
Police Chief Steve Simpkins said there is no indication that Alliy's disappearance is criminal in nature.
"We want her to see that everyone is looking out for her and care about her," Simpkins said. "Looking at it from my perspective I have four kids and want to know where they are at all times."
A vigil is planned for Allison at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Danville Congregational Church at 989 San Ramon Valley Blvd. in Danville, church
office manager Lynda Manstrom said.
Some of the congregation's youth group members are friends with Allison and are concerned about her, Manstrom said.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call 911 immediately.