Police Searching For Runaway Teen That May Be in LA Area

Palm Springs police are asking for your help in finding the teen who may be in the Riverside, San Bernardino or Los Angeles areas.

UPDATE:  Police have located this missing teen, after someone who spotted a news report alerted police to her location-- at a Palm Springs motel.  Full story here.

Original story as follows:

Palm Springs police issued an alert Tuesday for a teenager who has been missing for more than two weeks now, after her family came to them for help.

Palm Springs Police Sergeant Mike Kovaleff says 17-year-old Indigo Betts was last seen on Nov. 3, leaving a friend's house in Desert Hot Springs.

"Her friends and family have not seen or heard from her since that date," the sergeant said, adding, though, that "she confided with her friend that she was planning on running away."

Normally, police do not issue alerts for runaways, and Kovaleff says Betts is not believed to be endangered at this time.

Still, as we head into Thanksgiving, her family and the detective handling the case are hoping that someone may have spotted the teen and can help reunite her with her loved ones.

"The family is very concerned that she’s not come back," Kovaleff told Patch.  "The family has not seen or heard from her, and obviously they’d like to."

Betts has left home in the past, and has connections to the Riverside, San Bernardino and Los Angeles areas, where she may be located, according to Kovaleff.

Below is the description provided by police: 

  • Name: Indigo Betts
  • Age: 17 years old
  • Black Female
  • Height: 6’00" 
  • Weight: 175 pounds
  • Eyes: Brown 
  • Hair: Brown
  • Tattoo: Cursive “S” on middle of chest by collar bone.
  • Tattoo: Large flower on left inner arm

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