UPDATE: Missing Riviera Beach teen found unharmed


Update Monday 2:40 p.m.: Police say that Ashley M. Ramirez has returned home and is safe.

Original story: Police in Riviera Beach are searching for a missing 17-year-old who is considered endangered and possibly suicidal.

Ashley M. Ramirez was last seen at her home by her mother Friday morning. She spoke to Ashley about 10:30 a.m., and the teen was last seen walking away from her residence about three hours later.

Ramirez is 5-foot, 6-inches and 150 pounds. She has medium-length black hair.

“Although she has never attempted suicide, recent observations suggest she may be contemplating harming herself,” police said in a statement.

Until recently, the teen attended Palm Beach Lakes High School. Her family told police she has been hanging out with the “wrong crowd” and are concerned “about her state of mind.” Police say Ramirez may be with her boyfriend, whom they have yet to locate.

Anyone with information regarding Ramirez’s wherabouts is asked to contact Riviera Beach Police at (561) 845-4123 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS.



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