Cops searching for 16-year-old runaway

Mercedes Howard last seen Aug. 12


SANFORD, Fla. – Sanford police are asking for the public's help in finding a 16-year-old girl who ran away from home.

Mercedes Howard was last seen in the Sanford area on August, 12, 2013, and is now believed to be in Orange County.

Anyone with any information on Howard's whereabouts is asked to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.