Police ask for help finding missing 17-year-old from Houston

Posted at 3:03 PM, Feb 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-08 16:03:54-05

Authorities are searching for a missing 17-year-old girl from Houston, Texas.

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children says Mercedes Howald was last seen on Jan. 9.

She is described as 17-years-old, 5 feet 4 tall, 140 pounds with red hair and green eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to call NCMEC at 1-800-843-5678 or San Marcos Police Department (Texas) at 1-512-753-2108.