Yakima Police (YPD) are asking you to help in locating a missing 15 year-old girl who frequently spends time in the valley.

The teenager's name is Madison Hilton and she is described as being 5'9" tall and weighing approximately 140 pounds. She has black hair and green eyes.

YPD is requesting anyone that might have a clue to here whereabouts to either call 9-1-1 or the department at (509) 575-6200. The missing person case number to refer to is 21Y017450.

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According to the comments on the Yakima Police Department's official Facebook page, the photos of Madison are not the most current so her appearance may differ from the pictures posted of her.

As the father of a 16 year-old myself, I cannot possibly imagine what it must feel like to have a child go missing. If this situation, unfortunately, ever arises, there are some valuable resources to help locate the person.

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) runs the state's Missing and Unidentified Persons Unit (MUPU) and directs you to call 1-800-543-5678 or email mpu@wsp.wa.gov to request assistance with a missing child case. Currently there are 58 open and unsolved cases of missing persons here in Washington.

A bit closer to home, there is a social media group on Facebook called Yakima Scan Missing Persons that was "started in August 2015 after Chad Stotz went missing on July 10, 2015 and Cody Turner went missing on July 26,2015. Both of them are missing from Yakima, Washington."

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