Palmetto Police ask for help to locate runaway

PALMETTO — Palmetto Police are asking for the public’s help to locate a 14-year-old girl reported missing in November.

Jessica Palacios was last seen at Lincoln Middle School on Nov. 20. Authorities believe she was picked up at school by her adult boyfriend, according to police.

Jessica called home regularly through December, but has not been heard from since. Her family believes it’s possible she is still with her boyfriend and has traveled to Mexico.

Jessica is 4 feet 9 inches tall and weighs about 120 pounds. She has longer dark brown wavy hair and brown eyes. Her boyfriend is known by two names: Edgar Salas and Rolando Japa, according to police. Authorities are not sure if either one of those names is his real name.

Her boyfriend is 18 years old and drives a 1990’s white Pontiac Grand Am with custom rims.

Anyone with any information about Jessica’s whereabouts can contact Palmetto Police Detective Chris Cavazos at 723-4587, ext. 124, or remain anonymous and possibly become eligible for a cash reward by calling Crime Stoppers at (866) 634-TIPS(8477).