Teen Missing From Conn. Foster Home

Silver Alert issued for 15-year-old Anahicha Mendez

Authorities are searching for a 15-year-old girl from Vernon, Connecticut, who ran away from a foster home Aug. 20 and has been missing ever since, according to police.

Police issued a Silver Alert for 15-year-old Anahicha Mendez after she left a Department of Children and Families foster home late last month.

Her whereabouts are unknown.

Anahicha is described as a white female standing 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing 130 pounds. Police said she has brown eyes and reddish blonde hair.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is urged to call Vernon police at 860-872-9126 or the DCF hotline at 800-842-2288.

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