Police are asking for public help in locating a missing 15-year-old Panorama City girl.
Merari Flores, who was upset over a dispute with her parents, left home and was seen about 8 p.m. on April 6 in the area of Van Nuys Boulevard and Nordhoff Street, where she may have gotten on a southbound MTA bus, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Her father saw her leaving a fast-food restaurant in the area, but she ran from him, police said.
Merari is Hispanic, 5 feet 2 inches tall, weighs around 130 pounds and has brown hair and eyes. She was wearing blue jeans, a blue-and-white sweater and black boots when last seen.
Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts was urged to call police at (818) 838-9919 or (818) 838-9800. After-hour and weekend calls should be directed to (877) LAPD-24-7, and anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers by calling (800) 222-TIPS.
–City News Service
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