Detroit police searching for teen girl missing for more than a week

Dakota West missing
Photo credit Dakota West (Photo: Detroit PD)
By WWJ Newsradio 950

(WWJ) Have you seen this missing teen?

Detroit police are asking for tips from the public in the ongoing search for Dakota West, who disappeared over a week ago.

According to investigators, the 15-year-old was last seen at around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17, as she was leaving her home in the 4300 block of Philadelphia St., near I-96 and Dexter Ave. in Detroit.

Neighbors reported they saw her getting into a dark green SUV, but she has not returned home since.

As for where West might be, there were few clues in the case as of Friday. Police said the teen's friends are not providing the family with any information.

West is described as 5 feet, 5 inches tall and around 130 lbs., with a medium brown complexion. She was last seen wearing all black clothing and possibly white Air Jordan shoes.

Anyone who has seen this missing teen or who knows of her whereabouts is asked to call the Detroit Police Department's Tenth Precinct Investigative Unit at 313-596-1040 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 1-800-Speak Up (1-800-773-2587).