Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing Ohio teen girl who may have left home with a male friend.
According to local ABC affiliate 13ABC, Jenna Torok, 14, of Holland, Ohio, was last seen Saturday afternoon entering a car driven by a white male.
The Lucas County Sheriff’s Office told the news station that Torok entered the small red car outside her home at approximately 5:00 pm. The driver was reportedly a male named Mike, though authorities have not said if he is an adult or a juvenile.
Authorities believe Torok could be in Archbold, Ohio, but said she also has ties to Southern Michigan.
Jenna is described as 5 feet, 3 inches tall, weighing 120 pounds, with dyed red hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing cutoff jean shorts and a white t-shirt.
According to her family, Torok has run away from home on multiple occasions.
The missing girl won an essay contest three years ago which was sponsored by the same sheriff’s department currently investigating her disappearance. The Holland Springfield-Journal reported in 2014 that Torok was a fifth-grade graduate of the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program in her school district. Part of her winning essay read “to stay drug free and healthy you can stick around friends who feel the same way you do about drugs and violence.”
A photo of Torok Facebook page appearing to belong to her cousin shows the young girl holding a completion certificate from Springfield Middle School dated in May. A post on the same page Wednesday urged friends to share the news report about the missing teen in hopes of helping to locate her.
A press release posted Wednesday on the Facebook page of the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office urged anyone with information about the missing teen’s location to call the office at 419-213-4941, or a local law enforcement agency.
Feature photo: Lucas County Sheriff’s Office