Mercedes McLeod Missing: Police search for missing 17-year-old Lakeland teenager

Mercedes McLeod Missing: Help police locate a girl who has been missing for 12 days

The Lakeland Police Department is carrying out a search and is actively investigating the missing person case of 17-year-old Mercedes McLeod who has been missing for more than a week. authorities are growing increasingly worried for her safety and are asking the public to help keep an eye out for her.

According to the police, Mercedes was last seen leaving her home on Crawford Street Wednesday, December 8 around 5:40 a.m. Mercedes did not attend a school that day but was seen picking up a paycheck at her job in Lakeland.

Deputies believe that Mercedes may be in Plant City or Tampa area. There has been no trace of her despite the search, The family and police officers would like to speak with her to confirm her wellbeing. It is not known if the police suspect any foul play in her disappearance at this time.

Mercedes is described as being 5’ 3” tall and weighing 120 pounds. Her hairstyle has changed recently to be shorter and in a red/orange color. She was last seen wearing a gray sweater and gray sweatpants with red/orange hair.

Anyone with information on her location is asked to contact Detective Ali at (863) 834-8974 or [email protected]

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