The Shreveport Police Department is trying to locate a juvenile reported as a runaway by family members earlier this month.

Back on January 9, 2017, Shreveport Police patrol officers were called to a home located in the 3000 block of Morningside Drive responding to a runaway juvenile call. When officers spoke to the juvenile's relatives, they learned 12-year-old Jireyah Darnell left the home without permission Monday afternoon.

Since leaving the residence, Darnell has not been seen or heard from. Authorities are urging anyone who may know the whereabouts of the juvenile to contact Shreveport Police at (318) 673-7300.

Darnell was last seen wearing khaki pants, an orange t-shirt, and light blue shoes. She also wears long braids in her hair.