NEW ORLEANS The New Orleans Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a teenager who has been missing from the Ninth Ward since Friday morning.

Police say 16-year-old Michelle Goodman was last seen leaving her home in the 1600 block of Andry Street for school at around 6 a.m.

Police say Goodman did attend school in the 2400 block of Esplanade Avenue. Goodman has not been seen or heard from since then.

Michelle Goodman is described as an African- American female. She has a brown complexion, she is 5 feet one inch tall, and weighs 135 lbs. Goodman has brown eyes and black hair that is styled in a short bob hairstyle.

Police say Goodman was last seen wearing her school uniform: a green polo-shirt, khaki pants, and black shoes.

Anyone with information about Michelle Goodman's location is asked to call the NOPD at 821-2222.

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