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FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) –A South Florida father is desperate for his daughter, who has been missing since last week, to return home.

Shaina McBride is described as a girl with a passion for her church and the children’s ministry.

Click here to watch MaryAnn Martinez’s report. 

Shaina has been missing since Friday morning — when she stepped off the boat where she lives with her dad on the Isle of Venice in Fort Lauderdale.

Her brother Benne showed CBS4’s Ted Scouten her room. Police have scoured it looking for new clues as to what may have happened to her.

“She took absolutely no bag, no clothes, no shoes,” said her brother Benne McBride.

Shaina’s family has also been looking for any signs. Something that worries them is that she took no personal items. Even her bible was left behind.

“She left her journal, her keys to even get back in the boat, her other pair of shoes,” said McBride.

Her brother also pointed out that Shaina’s room gave a look into her personality.

“She’s a straight ‘A’ student and all she does is read books,” said McBride.

Shaina is a virtual student which means she takes online classes from Broward schools.

“This over here. This is the type of kid that she is,” said McBride while pointing to the Ten Commandments posted on her door. It’s something she looked at every day.

Click here to watch Ted Scouten’s report. 

Now, her friends at Rio Vista Community Church are praying more than ever that she makes it home soon.

Shaina’s face is plastered along light poles and palm trees along A1A in Ft. Lauderdale in hopes that someone will recognize her and call police.

Many people have taken notice of the flyers, many saying their hearts go out to her family.
“It just makes me heart sick, heartbroken,” said Nicolette Tarenberg.

“Well that’s the first I heard of it, this morning, so I’m glad to see it’s getting some publicity and hopefully they can find some clues as to what the situation was and what happened with her,” said Douglas Paul.

CBS4’s Summer Knowles asked Benne if he or his father has reason to believe someone may have taken her, to which he responded, “Well that’s why all the fuss—that is our worst fear—so we just hope to God that is not the case but you never know so you out do everything you can.”

Click here to watch Summer Knowles’ noon report. 

Nadia Decobellis, from out of town and doesn’t even know the McBride family, stopped by their boat to get flyers to pass out and spread the word.
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