16-year-old Manatee girl still missing

MANATEE - Deputies are still searching for 16-year-old Jessica Nichole Johnes after she went missing Tuesday afternoon, the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office reports.

Jessica’s parents discovered their daughter was missing when they came home in the 3000 block of 75th Terrace East.

Jessica left a note on her bedroom floor stating she was going to Texas to start a new life. The note did not mention who she would be traveling with but deputies believe that could be with a 22-year-old male, according to a media release,

A search of Jessica’s neighborhood and the Greyhound bus station did not prove to be successful, the release said.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Jessica should contact the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office at 747-3011 or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (866) 634-TIPS (8477).