Asheville police seek missing teen last seen September 16

Police say Emma Sanchez was last seen on Sept. 16 heading north on New Leicester Highway. (Photo credit: Asheville Police Department)

Asheville police are asking for the public's help in locating a missing 17-year-old girl.

Police say Emma Sanchez was last seen on September 16 heading north on New Leicester Highway.

She was last seen wearing a black shirt, gray pants, and carrying a black backpack. She's described as a white female who is 5 feet 2 inches tall and about 144 pounds.

Police say Sanchez is believed to still be in the West Asheville area and might be in the company of an 18-year-old male.

If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Emma Sanchez they are encouraged to contact the Asheville Police Department at 828-252-1110, or Asheville-Buncombe Crime Stoppers at 828-255-5050 if they wish to remain anonymous.

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