Seattle police looking for missing UW student

Seattle police looking for missing UW student
SEATTLE -- Seattle police are now investigating the disappearance of an 18-year-old Marizela Perez, a University of Washington student who hasn't been seen since Saturday.

"It's a train wreck of emotions," said J.R. Olanday, Perez' cousin. "I'm confused, lost, tired, exhausted, upset, mad about the whole situation."

Perez' family last saw her leaving her neighborhood in the Rainier Beach area. She planned to meet some friends and study at the UW library. Her family says Perez appeared to be in a good mood.

"I was with her that morning and then I left and she left. I don't know if she made it to school that day," said cousin Joy Mendoza. "She seemed fine that day. Everything was going well. I wish I knew more."

Her family filed a missing persons report on Sunday. They believe Perez got on a light rail train at the Othello station on her way to the university.

Perez is 5 feet 5 inches tall, and was last seen wearing denim jeans and light brown boots. She was carrying a plaid backpack with a Macbook pro laptop computer.

She also has a distinctive tattoo on left inner arm with the words "lahat ay magiging maayos."

Her cousins say it's unlike Perez to disappear, and they pray someone will find her.

"Hopefully this message gets to whoever it needs to get to, and she gets back," Olanday said.

Anyone who has information is asked to call Seattle police.