UPDATE: McAllen runaway teen located

6 months 6 days 21 hours ago Wednesday, March 22 2023 Mar 22, 2023 March 22, 2023 7:48 PM March 22, 2023 in News - Local

UPDATE: On Thursday, March 23 at 2:34 p.m., the McAllen Police Department announced Laura Jocelyn Puente was located.


The McAllen Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a runaway teen.

The voluntary absence of 16-year-old Laura Jocelyn Puente was reported to police on Saturday, March 4.

She was last seen near the 2600 block of Sarah Avenue, according to a news release.

She’s described as a 5’1 Hispanic female with brown eyes and black hair who weighs 101 pounds.

Puente was last seen wearing a white crop top with flowers and jean shorts, the news release stated.

Harboring a runaway is a Class A misdemeanor, and any person who knowingly harbors a runaway may be charged. 

Those with any information on Puente’s whereabouts are urged to contact McAllen Crime Stoppers at 956-687-8477.

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