Nov 122012

Two photos of 14-year-old Audrey Raiford, missing from her Lower Garden District home since last week. (via NOPD)

A 14-year-old girl who lives in the Lower Garden District and has a history of mental illness has been missing since early last week, and police are now seeking the public’s help finding her.

Audrey Raiford was last seen by her aunt leaving their home in the 1400 block of Melpomene around 9 p.m. Nov. 4, according to a news release about her disappearance.

“Raiford is known to have run away in the past, but would have returned home by this time. Raiford has not been seen nor heard from since,” the release states. “Raiford has been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and has numerous self-inflicted cut marks to both of her forearms.”

She is about 5-foot-2 and weighs around 110 pounds, the release states. Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call 821-2222.

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