Kennewick police asking for assistance in locating teen runaway

Kennewick police asking for assistance in locating teen runaway

KENNEWICK, Wash. - Police are asking for help in the search of a runaway after a girl did not return home in early May.

The Kennewick Police Department (KPD) said Justine Hammond, 14, was reported by her parents after she did not return home from a school function May 3, 2017.

After an investigation, detectives say Hammond was not abducted and ran away by her own choosing.

Reports said Hammond's actions since May 3 have shown she is at risk of putting herself in an unsafe situation and she needs to be found.

The 14-year-old has used the alias named of Danielle Gonzales and Lilly Rose according to KPD officials.

A KPD news release says Hammond is 4'11, 115 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes.

If you believe you've seen Justine Hammond or know her whereabouts, please call the non-emergency dispatch number 628-0333.

If someone has information that they would like to provide while remaining confidential, they may call the Crime Stoppers line at 586-TIPS (8477), 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit the Crime Stoppers website.

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