Special-needs student still missing

LAWRENCEVILLE - Investigators continue to search for a special-needs student who went missing this week from her neighborhood bus stop, police said Friday evening.

Crystal Amber Gaines, 19, disappeared sometime Thursday after her mother, Vanessa Robinson-Gaines, watched her walk to a bus stop in the Tanners Pointe subdivision.

Gaines, a special-needs student at Brookwood High School, has the mental capacity of a 10-year-old, her mother said. Officials said she did not report to school on Thursday.

A MySpace page could contain clues to Gaines' whereabouts.

Robinson-Gaines told police she found correspondence on her daughter's MySpace page about possibly meeting someone. Police have not confirmed that Gaines met or had plans to meet with any other person.

Gaines is described as a black woman, about 5 feet 6 inches tall and 170 pounds. She has brown eyes and black, braided hair. At the time of her disappearance, she was wearing a white tank top with a cropped burgundy sweatshirt and blue jean shorts with white Nike shoes.

"Investigators are currently working leads on (Gaines') location," said Gwinnett County Police Department spokeswoman Cpl. Illana Spellman.

Police urge anyone with information on Gaines' whereabouts to call Gwinnett police's criminal investigation division at 770-513-5300.