Update: Mendoza was found and is safe.

Pasco Sheriff’s deputies are currently searching for Ava Mendoza, a missing/runaway 16-year-old. Mendoza is 5’3”, around 160 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. Mendoza was last seen on Aug. 17 around 2:45 p.m., in the Callista Lane area of Dade City. Mendoza was last seen wearing a blue house dress with shorts underneath. If you have any information on Mendoza’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.

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