UPDATE: Missing Grand Rapids teen Kierra Gietzen has been located safe and sound.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Grand Rapids Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing/endangered person.

16-year-old Kierra Gietzen ran away from home on September 19. She has since contacted family and has communicated suicidal thoughts.

Kierra is thought to be hanging around with friends she recently met, possibly in the downtown area and specifically Rosa Parks Circle. She may also be staying with an unknown friend in a college dorm in the Grand Rapids area.

Kierra is a 16-year-old, Asian female, 5’2” and 125 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. Kierra was last seen wearing a red and black checkered shirt and black pants.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Kierra Gietzen is being asked to contact the Grand Rapids Police Department, at (616) 456-3400, or Silent Observer, at 774-2345.