Missing New Jersey girl could be in Orlando, officials say

Teenager last seen March 17

Kelly Gomez
Kelly Gomez

ORLANDO, Fla. – A New Jersey girl who went missing earlier this month could be traveling to Orlando, according to officials from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

Kelly Gomez, 16, was last seen March 17 at her home in Newark, New Jersey. She is 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighs 120 pounds and has blonde hair and hazel eyes.

Officials said it's possible that she could be traveling to Orlando.

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Newark Police Department officials said Gomez was last seen wearing a black Adidas hooded sweatshirt, black Adidas pants, a white T-shirt, white Adidas sneakers and a black purse.

"While police are actively searching for Kelly, we seek the public's assistance in quickly locating her and returning her to (her) family," police officials said in a news release.

Anyone with information about Gomez's whereabouts is asked to call the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) or the Newark Police Department at 1-973-733-7273

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