Luciana “Lucy” Castle has been missing since Tuesday. Photo: BPD
Luciana “Lucy” Castle has been missing since Tuesday. Photo: BPD

A 16-year-old girl who “frequents Berkeley” but was last seen in Richmond has been missing since earlier this week and police are trying to find her, authorities report.

Luciana “Lucy” Castle is 5 foot 5 and 120 pounds, according to a Nixle alert BPD sent out Friday. Information about the clothing she was wearing was not known.

BPD became aware of the case Thursday when Lucy’s mother showed up at the station to report the missing girl.

A KRON-4 reporter who was there to interview police about another matter spoke with the family and was the first to share the news. According to a KRON-4 report from Thursday, the girl goes by the name “Lucy” and was last seen Tuesday at 2 a.m.

“She left her house while her mother was at home and has not been at school, the mother said,” according to KRON-4. “She last contacted a friend on Snapchat, saying she was safe in Albany, according to her mother. There has been no response since then.”

Lucy has dark brown hair, brown eyes and fair skin.

Police ask anyone with information to call investigators, either the Contra Costa County sheriff’s office at 925-646-2441, or Berkeley Police Detective Darren Kacalek at 510-981-5900.

An official “missing” flier has been posted on the website for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

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