Update from GRPD, 1:25 p.m.: Perla has been located! She is safe and sound. We received a Silent Observer tip which assisted in locating her. Thank you for your help!
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Police in Grand Rapids are asking for your help to find 13-year-old Perla Mendez.
She ran away from school on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. Perla is thought to be hanging around the Grand Rapids metro area with friends or possibly an older man she recently met.
Police have reason to believe she might be in danger.
Perla has dark brown hair, brown eyes and was last seen wearing a navy blue short sleeve polo shirt and khaki pants.
If you have any information regarding Perla's location, please call GRPD at 616-456-3400 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.