Mother of missing West Warwick girl pleads for her return

Police say 14-year-old Khia Lake was last seen Aug. 20..

Almost a week after she last saw her daughter, Serenity Fague fought back tears and pleaded for her 14-year-old daughter's safe return.

Fague told NBC 10 on Tuesday that she and her daughter, Khia Lake, went to bed about 10 p.m. Wednesday.

When Fague woke up Thursday morning, Khia was gone. The window in her bedroom was open, and pillows and blankets had been stuffed in the bed to make it look like she was still there.

"She didn't take anything. She didn't have shoes. All of her clothes, all of her belongings are in her bedroom," Fague said.

Fague told NBC 10 that Khia has severe post-traumatic stress disorder and has flashbacks after an incident in April. She didn't want to share specific details but said Khia has been in and out of the hospital and now takes medication.

"Basically, she was missing overnight and the police found her the next day. They found her on this playground on Potowomut Road in East Greenwich," Fague said.

West Warwick police searched with dogs Monday, telling NBC 10 they believe Khia is alive.

Family members and friends passed out flyers and searched in the woods in East Greenwich, where she was missing and then found back in April.

Fague said she is worried her daughter is hurt or doesn't know how to find her way home.

"She's like, you know, the biggest part of my life right now and she's just gone," Fague said.