UPDATE: The girl has been found safe, according to the GRPD.

The Grand Rapids Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating missing 12-year-old Melodi Alara Jones.

Jones allegedly ran away from her home and has not been seen since Monday, August 22 at around 3 p.m. She lives in the 1000 block of Sibley St. NW.

Melodi is 12 years old and is approximately 5 feet tall and weighs 90 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes and may be wearing glasses. She was last seen with a pillow, blanket, and a large black bag that reads “I love big books.”

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Melodi is being asked to contact the Grand Rapids Police Department, at (616) 456-3400, or Silent Observer, at (616) 774-2345. Silent Observer can also be contacted confidentially at www.silentobserver.org.

Courtesy of the Grand Rapids Police Department