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Racine Police are searching for the whereabouts of Maricella Chairez, a 15-year-old girl who has been missing since Monday.

She goes by the name of Mari.

Mari is five-feet four-inches tall, weighs 175 pounds, has honey blond hair and dark brown eyes. She was last seen wearing brown and black sweatpants, a jacket and a white and black shirt. This isn’t the first time Maricella has gone missing. She was reported missing also on May 31.

If anyone knows of Maricella’s whereabouts please call the Racine Police Department at (262) 886-2300.

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.