UPDATE: Family of missing teen says she is without medication, are concerned about her safety

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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) — UPDATE 7/13/2018: The family of missing 16-year-old originally from the Quad Cities says they are growing desperate to find her.

"I want her home," Wanetta Tipsword, mother of Emily Tipsword, said. "I want to know that she is okay."

Emily Tipsword, and her family moved to Colorado six-months ago from the Quad Cities. They were back in the area visiting family and friends. Emily's mother has extended what was suppose to be a week-long vacation to look for her daughter.

"To not know is harder than to know that people are looking and nothing are coming up," Wanetta said. "I'd rather know that than not know what is going on."

Emily Tipsword was last seen at a friend's house on Bridge Avenue near Kimberly Boulevard in Davenport on June 29th. She had spent the night with a friend and sister.

"She was in a great mood," another sister, Shelly Ortiz, said.

Emily's mother said when the two woke up the next morning, she was gone, something out of the ordinary for the teen.

"She always told someone where she was going," Ortiz said. "If her Mom wasn't there, she told Grandma and Grandpa because they live together. She always told everybody where she was at, what she was doing."

Emily's siblings have returned to Colorado. Her mother has stayed behind in the Quad Cities to look for her.

"We are going door to door, gas stations, grocery stores, everything we can," Ortiz said. "Somebody has to know something."

"I love you," Wanetta said. "I miss you. I want you home and it is terrifying not having you here."

Emily does take medication but she does not have it on her. She also has no cash, debit or credit card.

Davenport Police are investigating her disappearance. They originally classified Emily as a runway when new details were brought to them The police department would not say what those were.

She is described as 5'02" 100 pounds, sandy blonde hair, and blue eyes

Emily was last seen wearing an orange t-shirt and black shorts

Anyone with information is asked to call Davenport Police.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Davenport Police Department is seeking the community’s assistance in locating EMILY TIPSWORD, 16 years old, who was reported as a missing person.

She is described as 5’02” 100 pounds, sandy blonde hair and blue eyes

Emily was last seen wearing an orange t-shirt and black shorts on the 3800 Bridge Ave on June 28th, 2018.