After telling her father she was going for a walk

As the search for a missing 12-year-old Arizona girl entered its second week, the child's mother spoke out, saying, "I'm scared to death."

Betty Taylor, of Safford, Arizona, was reported missing eight days ago after she told her father she was going for a walk and never returned

Over the weekend, community volunteers fanned out across the Graham County town, passing out missing person flyers to raise awareness about the child's disappearance

Officers on horseback and in all-terrain vehicles combed the desert area around the small town at the foot of the Pinaleno Mountains in southeast Arizona, about 130 miles from Tucson

I'm terrified for her. I'm not sure she's alone. Nobody knows where she is safe. I don't know if she's eating

Betty was last seen on March 20 when she left her home at about 11 a.m., telling her father, Justin Taylor, she was going for a walk

People are in tears watching a horse cuddle her mother