Update: Bateza was found and is safe.
Pasco Sheriff’s deputies are currently searching for Faith Bateza, a missing/runaway 16-year-old. Bateza is 5’3”, around 120 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. Bateza was last seen on Feb. 1 around midnight., in the 7000 block area of Fox Hollow Dr. in Port Richey. Bateza was last seen wearing jean shorts, a navy blue hoodie and a black cropped t-shirt with a flower pattern. If you have any information on Bateza’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.