Editor’s note: Officials said Thursday evening that Torres had been found.

Authorities are seeking the public’s assistance in finding a 16-year-old girl last seen in Lakewood.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Megan Marie Torres was last seen Thursday in the 5800 block of Woodruff Avenue around 7:30 a.m.

“Megan did not attend school that day,” the department said in a statement. “She has no possible destination, nor has she ever run away before.”


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Deputies described Torres as a 5-foot-7-inch tall Hispanic girl weighing 163 pounds with brown hair and eyes. She was last seen wearing a black sweater and light blue jeans.

“Megan’s family is concerned for her wellbeing and asking for the public’s help,” the LASD said.

Anyone with information about Torres’ whereabouts was urged to contact the sheriff’s Missing Persons Unit at 323-890-5500. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.