Update: Ortiz was found and is safe.
Pasco Sheriff’s deputies are currently searching for Antonia Ortiz, a missing/runaway 15-year-old. Ortiz is 5’1”, around 115 lbs., with red hair, and brown eyes. Ortiz was last seen on Oct. 2 around 8:30 p.m., in the Plathe Rd. area of New Port Richey. Ortiz was last seen wearing a jacket, dark colored pants and carrying a purple backpack.
If you have any information on Ortiz’s whereabouts, please call the Pasco Sheriff’s Non-Emergency Line at 727-847-8102, option 7. You can also report tips online at PascoSheriff.com/tips.