Angelica Flores (Images courtesy of the Fairfax Police)
The Fairfax County Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 16-year-old girl from the Richmond Highway area who may be in danger.
Angelica Flores was reported missing on Feb. 17, and the police say they have been actively searching for her since then. New information about her case led police to make a public appeal for help today, according to an FCPD press release.
“Information developed today leads us to believe Flores may be in danger,” the police said in the release. “She is known to be affiliated with gang members and associates.”
The Fairfax County Police generally do not publicize missing persons cases unless the person is believed to be in danger, or “critical missing,” according to spokeswoman Emilie Voss.
Flores, who was last seen in Fairfax City, is described as being 4 feet 11 inches tall and approximately 110 pounds. She has brown eyes and black hair that may be dyed red.
Flores is a 10th grader at Mount Vernon High School. She is the second student from the school to go missing this year; 16-year-old Jholie Moussa was reported missing in January and was found murdered two weeks later. No arrests have been made in that case, although a juvenile “person of interest” in the case has been identified by police.
Police are asking anyone with information about Flores to call Detective Craddock at 703-223-4046. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through the Crime Solvers website, or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS. They can also be sent in via text by texting “TIP187” plus the message to CRIMES (274637).
Police say that anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1000 if their information leads to an arrest.