Sheriff’s Department Asks for Public’s Help to Find Teen Runaway from Spring Valley

Alene Mitchem. Photo credit: @sdsheriff, via Twitter

Authorities asked the public Thursday for help locating a 15-year-old runaway from Spring Valley.

Alene Mitchem, reported missing last Thursday, had gathered a few personal items and disappeared, leaving behind a note telling her family she was running away, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

Alene is described as a 5-foot-4-inch, roughly 160-pound white girl with hazel eyes and green-dyed hair. When last seen by her relatives, she was wearing Cookie Monster-print shorts and a navy-blue sweater with “JROTC” printed on it, officials said.

Anyone who might be able to help locate Alene is asked to call the sheriff’s department at 858-565-5200.

#MissingPerson Have you seen 15-year-old Alene Mitchem? She was last seen on September 22 at her home in Spring Valley. Read our news release: https://t.co/Ad1b8mY36Z. If you have seen Alene, call @SDSheriff at (858) 565-5200. @SDSORSD @LaMesaPD @elcajonpolice @SanDiegoPD pic.twitter.com/7ZdwRN0klN

— San Diego Sheriff (@SDSheriff) September 29, 2022

– City News Service