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16-year-old Jacksonville girl reported missing, police say she may be with 22-year-old man

Macy Rossiter disappeared from a Jacksonville park on Oct. 5. Investigators say she was last seen leaving a family friend's house in Jacksonville on foot.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla — A Jacksonville mom is asking for the community's help in searching for her missing 16-year-old daughter. 

Officers with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office were dispatched to 3661 Valencia Road in reference to a missing juvenile on Oct. 6.

When officers arrived on scene they spoke with the mother of the missing juvenile who identified her daughter as Macy Rossiter.

She told police that she and her daughter frequently do not get along, so the teen was staying at a family friend's house.

According to the incident report, Rossiter and her mother had an argument on Oct. 2 regarding her going out with friends to an art retreat at Sunsport Gardens.

The family friend told police that the 16-year-old went to Willowbranch Park on the night of Oct. 5 to paint a mural.

Rossiter contacted the woman shortly after 10 p.m. letting her know she will be late coming home and that she will walk back home, the report said.

The woman attempted to call Rossiter letting her know that she will pick her up but the call rang and went to voicemail. The teen never returned back to the home, the report said.

Rossiter's mother and the family friend reported her missing and searched the park and surrounding areas after not hearing from her.

Officers attempted to call Rossiter but did not receive an answer. They also tried contacting her friend, 22-year-old Maaseal Hatcher Outley, who she was reportedly with at the park, but found that he had no active phone number. 

Police were able to contact his mother who said she last spoke to her son about a week ago, the report said.

His mother stated that her son is homeless and she has no way to contact him.

Officers then proceeded to contact several local businesses that may have come in contact with Rossiter but none of them said they had seen her, according to the report.

Following the initial missing person report, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children has now joined law enforcement in asking for help from the community to find the missing 16-year-old girl.

Rossiter is described as 5 feet, 6 inches tall, weighing 140 pounds. She has hazel eyes and light brown hair.

Based on the information collected, officers believe Rossiter may be with Outley. Her mother told First Coast News that she believes her daughter may be in danger.

Anyone who sees the teen or has information about Rossiter's location is asked to call the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office non-emergency number at 904-630-0500 or the NCMEC hotline at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678).

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