UPDATE:

The Silver Alert for a 17-year-old girl missing from Merrillville has been canceled. FOX59 has reached out to local authorities regarding her safety.

ORIGINAL STORY:

MERRILLVILE, Ind. — The Merrillville Police Department is searching for a 17-year-old girl from Merrillville, Indiana.

She is described as a black female, 5 feet 3 inches tall, 140 pounds, black hair with brown eyes, and was last seen wearing a burgundy jacket, black pants, and black shoes.

She was last seen Thursday, May 19, at 11:46 a.m. She is believed to be in extreme danger and may require medical assistance.

If you have any information on her whereabouts, contact the Merrillville Police Department at 219-660-0001 or 911.

NOTE: The identity of the missing teenager has been removed from the story out of concern for the juvenile’s privacy.