UPDATE Desiree Hayes has returned home safely.
The Portland Police Bureau's Juvenile Runaway Unit is asking for the public's help in locating 14-year-old Desiree Angelica Hayes, who ran away on Thursday December 13, 2012.
Desiree was last seen at the Lloyd Center Mall on December 13 wearing a dark purple sweater, black leggings, red leather shoes, and carrying a red leather purse.
Desiree requires medication which if not taken regularly can make her medically fragile. Desiree may have tried to get a ride to the Seattle, Washington area to see a friend.
There is no foul play suspected in this case.
Anyone seeing Desiree is asked to call 9-1-1. Non-emergency information can be directed to Officer Julia Rico at (503) 823-5784 or Julia.Rico@PortlandOregon.gov.