North Port Police search for missing 16-year-old girl

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Missing Desirae Malava- Ortiz, 16. (Handout via North Port Police)

The North Port Police Department is attempting to locate 16-year-old Desirae Malava-

Desirae left her residence located on Roxbury Circle in North Port this week. Police say she left by unknown means of travel, wearing torn jeans, an unknown color sweatshirt, and white shoes.

Desirae was not located at her boyfriend’s home or her place of work. Her family said she was recently in the Venice/Nokomis area.

Desirae may be with a man named Tyler who is approximately 18 years old and drives a gray, 2-door Honda sedan with a tan-colored passenger side door.

Anyone with information regarding Desirae’s whereabouts, please contact Detective Kishia Veigel at 941.429.7335 or

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