Monterey County

Missing Marina Teen Found Safe in Sand City

Expressed suicidal thoughts just before running away Thursday

MARINA, Calif. - Update: Marina police said that the missing teen has been found thanks to a concerned viewer who saw her picture on Central Coast News.


Police are asking for any help they can get locating a runaway juvenile female who they say expressed suicidal thoughts right before leaving her grandmother's home with nothing but the clothes she was wearing.

16-year-old Brianna Leigh Decker, visiting from Michigan, left the home on the 3100 block of Crescent Avenue around 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon, according to officers.

She was last seen wearing a burgundy colored zip up style sweatshirt and either dark colored jeans or sweatpants and may be barefoot.

She's approximately 5 foot 6 inches tall and weighs about 125 pounds. She has brown shoulder length hair that may tint red in sunlight and brown eyes.

Police say she has no additional family in the area.

If you know or see anything related to the girl's disappearance, call Marina police at 831-384-7575 or dial 911.

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