NOPD searching for missing teen

NOPD searching for missing teen

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The New Orleans Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a teen reported missing from Desire.

Tavien Jenkins, 17, was last seen in the 3000 block of Higgins Boulevard.

Jenkins mother said her son exited her car on Tuesday and walked toward his school, but never arrived.

Jenkins is diagnosed with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. He is described as 5'5 tall, weighing 135 pounds and was last seen wearing a green sweatshirt, a white hoodie and black pants, according to NOPD.

Anyone who encounters the individual is asked to contact Fifth District detectives at 504-658-6050. Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.

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