Authorities seek help finding Hillsborough girl, 17, who vanished in Feb. of 2016

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is asking for help locating a 17-year-old who has been missing for more than a year.

Destiny Welch was last seen on February 24, 2016 in Tampa.

Investigators said she Welch could still be in the Tampa Bay area. She might be with a juvenile male.

Destiny is described as a white female, 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds.

Investigators say her hair was dyed black the last time she was seen.

Anyone with information about Destiny is asked to call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST) or the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 813-247-8200.


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