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A 14-year-old student is still missing more than 72 hours after she was last seen leaving her high school in Northwest Atlanta.

Caitlin Winchester vanished on her first day of class at North Atlanta High School in the upscale Paces neighborhood near Buckhead in Atlanta.

She was last seen walking east on Northside Parkway toward North Paran Road around 4 p.m. Thursday, police say.

Caitlin went missing a day after two women were found dead in Atlanta-area parks. Atlanta police and Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms insist a serial killer is not on the loose in Atlanta.
 
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Caitlin was wearing a black long-sleeve top, a brown and red plaid skirt and a black face covering (see video below). Her brown hair was styled in long braids. Her eyes are brown.

Caitlin's father, Roger Winchester, told police he last heard from her at 5:40 p.m. when she texted to say she was on the school bus.

The school reviewed video on Caitlin's bus and did not see her on it.

Family members deny reports that Caitlin is a runaway or a problem child.

A friend tweeted: "As we rapidly approach this Alert reaching 72-hours, as usual, doubt creeps in & accusations have now started to fly -- I want to confirm she's a Straight-A Student & Parents Are Solid."

Caitlin is the only child of Roger and Angela Winchester. She was raised in an upper-middle class neighborhood where household incomes exceed $100,000.

Caitlin's mother is a middle school theology teacher at Notre Dame Academy in Duluth. Ga.

"Our child is a straight-A student, and she was so excited to start her French 3 class, Angela Winchester said on Friday.

Roger Winchester is a senior information security engineer at Insight Global.

911 actress Aisha Hinds issued an urgent plea to help find the missing teenager.

Crime Stoppers is offering $100,000 for information leading to Caitlin's safe return. Anyone who knows her whereabouts is asked to call 404-802-2000.