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North Port teen found safe!

North Port Police are searching for a missing teen
North Port Police are searching for a missing teen(North Port Police Department)
Published: Oct. 7, 2021 at 6:56 PM EDT
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UPDATE: Desirae Malava-Ortiz has been found safe! Thank you for helping get the word out!

NORTH PORT, Fla. (WWSB) - North Port Police are searching for a missing 16-year-old.

Desirae Malava-Ortiz left her home on Roxbury Circle this week. She left by an unknown means of travel, wearing torn jeans, an unknown color sweatshirt, and white shoes.

According to police, Desirae was not at her boyfriend’s home or her place of work. Her family told police she was recently in the Venice/Nokomis area.

Police think Desirae might be with a white male named Tyler who is approximately 18 years old and drives a gray, two-door Honda sedan with a tan-colored passenger side door.

Anyone with information regarding Desirae’s whereabouts should contact Det. Kishia Veigel at 941-429-7335 or kveigel@northportpd.com.

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