Last updated at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28


The Anchorage Police Department is asking for help finding a missing teenager believed to be a runaway.


Mary Rotzler, 14, was reported as a runaway in early November, police said in a Nixle on Sunday. Police said that last week she took a gold 2002 Ford Explorer, license plate GUR179, that did not belong to her. The SUV has a crack in the rear window and is missing a letter from the Explorer emblem on the back.


“Today she made verbal contact with a family member and there is concern for her mental state and personal safety,” police wrote.


Police described Rotzler as an Alaska Native female who is 5 feet 1 inches tall. She weighs roughly 120 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes.


Anyone with any information on Rotzler’s whereabouts or the missing vehicle is asked to call police at 907-786-8900.


“Police are concerned for her welfare and personal safety, and want to make sure she is okay,” an alert sent out Monday said.


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