St. Croix authorities search for missing teenage girl

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The V.I. Human Services Department and the V.I. Police Department are looking for a 17-year-old girl who resides at the V.I. Behavioral Services Diagnostic and Crisis Stabilization Center on St. Croix but who did not return after school.

Jalima Jones left the Adult Education School without authorization Monday afternoon, according to a statement issued Monday by the Human Services Department.

She is 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighs 260 pounds and has dark brown hair and eyes. When she left the school, she was wearing purple colored pants and a white tank top covered by a black shirt. Jones also wore a curly hair weave and silver hoop earrings.

Anyone who may know of her whereabouts or may have seen her can contact the Police Juvenile Bureau at 715-5541 or 778-2211. Anyone found to be harboring Jones or aiding her can face criminal charges.

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