12-Year-Old Georgia Girl Missing After Getting Off Her School Bus

Authorities are searching for a Georgia girl who mysteriously vanished after getting off of her school bus last Friday.

Citing police, WAGA-TV reports 12-year-old Anna Early was dropped off near an apartment complex in Union City, Ga., around 5:20 p.m., that evening.

A friend told officers that Anna claimed to have forgotten something and walked the opposite the direction of her home. Another friend told police they spotted Anna, without her backpack, walking in the area of the school bus stop, around 7:30 p.m., the station reports.

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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Tristan Balagtas