Search launched for missing 16-year-old Palm Coast girl

Elizabeth Higgens last seen leaving school

Elizabeth Higgens.
Elizabeth Higgens.

PALM COAST, Fla. – A 16-year-old girl was reported missing Monday by her family after she didn't return home from Matanzas High School, according to the Flagler County Sheriff's Office.

Elizabeth Higgens, of Palm Coast, was described as a white, about 5 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing 135 pounds.

She was last seen possibly wearing a green hoodie and blue jeans. Her direction of travel is unknown. She has been entered into state and national databases as missing.

“Please help us assist this family and be on the lookout for Elizabeth,” Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly said. “We need everyone to be alert and return this teen safely to her family.”

Deputies are checking the homes of some of Higgens' acquaintances, but said they have not heard any updates on her whereabouts.

Anyone with information about Higgens is asked to call the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office at 386-313-4911. 

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