Flyers handed out in search for missing Miami teen

Melissa Rubio last seen Friday morning


MIAMI – Miami police continued their search for a missing Miami teenager by handing out flyers Wednesday morning in the neighborhood where she was last seen.

Melissa Rubio, 15, has been missing since Friday morning when she left her home at 4450 NW Third St. to take the bus to school. Her family said she never got on the bus and has not gotten in contact with them since. 

"We need the community's help. We need to roll up our sleeves and work together so Melissa can come back home safely to her family," said Sgt. Freddie Cruz of the Miami Police Department. 

Rubio's family acknowledged that the teen suffers from depression, but does not believe she had any reason to run away. 

"The message we want to give out to Melissa right now is if you got into a fight with your parents, you feel a little bit depressed, get the right help," Cruz said. "Come back home. You need to be in a safe place."

Rubio is described as being 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing 120 pounds, with black hair and green eyes. 

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is urged to call police at 305-603-6310.

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