Teenage actress Scout Taylor-Compton has been placed on the California police missing persons register list after disappearing on 12 August (05).

The Sleepover actress, who also appeared on TV show Gilmore Girls, has been reported missing by worried family members in Apple Valley, California.

In a statement released earlier today (24AUG05), the young actress' family has thanked officials searching for her, adding, "We are praying for her safe return. We have faith in the agencies working on the case and are optimistic that the outcome will be positive."