Lauren Astley, 18, a recent Wayland High School graduate, was last seen around 8 p.m. Sunday, her father Malcolm Astley
"She was spunky and ferocious with me, in a wonderful way," said Malcolm Astley, a member of the Wayland School Committee.
"(She had) a good laugh and (was) a great enjoyer of life."
Malcolm Astley said he was not in a position to talk about details police may have found during their investigation.
"If anyone can provide any information as to what may have happened here between 7:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. (Sunday) night, it could help with the outcome," said Astley
, who became very emotional while talking to reporters before leaving the beach.
spent most of Monday with family members and meeting with police.
hopes more caring for young people can grow from the incident.