UPDATE:Johnstown Police announced Thursday morning that the missing 16-year-old girl who messaged her friends to "call police" has been found safe and an arrest has been made in the case.

According to CBS Local, Johnstown police have arrested a 38-year-old man for kidnapping the girl and he is in jail facing charges of; second degree kidnapping, false imprisonment, unlawful sexual contact, felony menacing, child abuse, and assault in the third degree.

**Original Post**

It always pains me to see these alerts, but The National Center For Missing & Exploited Children has released a Missing/Endangered poster for a girl in Northern Colorado.

16-year-oldJessica Shepherd of Johnstown is missing. She may be with an adult male and may still may be in the area. Read on to see the info from the missing poster and please share this info. If you have any information on the case, please contact 1-800-THE LOST or the Johnstown Police Department.

According to 7News,the girl was last seen at 8 p.m. on Tuesday and posted on Facebook and text messages a few hours after that indicating that she was with a guy name "Dave" and was in trouble.

Both photos shown are of Jessica. She may be in the company of an adult male. They may still be in the local area. Jessica's nose, upper lip and left eyebrow, are pierced. When she was last seen, she was wearing a black leather jacket, black shirt, blue jeans, and black shoes.

  • DOB: Apr 10, 1996
  • Age Now: 16
  • Missing: Jan 22, 2013
  • Missing From: JOHNSTOWN, CO
  • Sex: Female
  • Race: White
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Height: 5'4" (163cm)
  • Weight: 135lbs (61kg)

ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)

Johnstown Police Department (Colorado) 1-970-587-5555

 

[The National Center For Missing & Exploited Children]

[Johnstown Police Department]

[7News]

[CBS Local]