Missing Child Alert issued for Bartow teen

Bartow police hope the public can help find a missing teen.

A Florida Missing Child Alert has been issued for 16-year-old Lesley Perez.

Lesley was described as a white-Hispanic female, standing 5' 4" tall and weighing 116 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Lesley Perez was last seen in the area of the 1300 block of South Floral Avenue in Bartow, Florida. She was last seen wearing a black and dark green t-shirt, cuffed blue jean shorts, tennis shoes, and carrying a pink and grey hoodie.  

Police say she was dropped off at school at around 7:45 a.m. Thursday, but she did not check in.

Perez is a resident of a group home facility but was not picked up by her caregivers Thursday afternoon.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of this child please contact the Bartow Police Department at 863-534-5034 or 911.