The Palmetto Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating two teenage runaway girls in unrelated cases.
Jessica Palacios, 13, was last seen at Lincoln Middle School on Nov. 20. Jessica is 4 feet , 9 inches tall and weighs 120 pounds, with long black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing white jeans and a purple shirt. She is believed to be with her adult boyfriend, who drives a white 1999 Pontiac Grand Am, according to police.
Jessica is believed to have run away and has telephoned home, several times, to speak to her family. She refuses to disclose where she or to come home. She is not believed to be in any danger, according to police.
In the second case, April Wasden was last seen at a friend’s house, in Palmetto, on Nov. 25. April is 4 feet, 11 inches tall and weighs 115 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She is believed to be with her adult boyfriend, who may be driving a white van with damage to the front end, according to police.
April is believed to have run away and has telephoned home, several times, to speak to her family. She refuses to disclose where she is or to come home, police said.
Anyone with information about where the girls are located is can telephone the Palmetto Police Department at 723-4587, ext. 0. Callers may remain anonymous.
Police investigators said it is a crime to knowingly allow a teen-age runaway to stay with them.