Teen missing from her foster home in Maricopa

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By Jim Carr By Jim Carr
By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron

MARICOPA - A 16-year-old girl is missing after staying at a foster home.

Police say Perla Mendez has not been seen at her Maricopa foster home since September 14 at about 10 p.m.

Perla has a number "6" tattooed on her left hand between her thumb and index finger. She also has a dark mole just below her mouth. Police say she has a history of trying to harm herself.

Anyone with information is asked to call Maricopa police at (520) 886-5111.