SANDY, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Police asked for help from the public in locating a Sandy teen who has been missing since July 31.
Police say 16-year-old Jade Thornberg was last seen in her home, when she told her sister that she was going to a friend’s house and has not been seen or heard from since.
Police say Jade has runaway in the past, but has always contacted her mother to let her know she was okay.
According to police, Jade has a history of drug use which heightens her family's concern.
In the past, police say Jade has stayed in the Sandy, Magna and Ogden areas, and has been known to be in the company of 33-year-old Jared Morgan, who used to live in the same home as Jade.
Jade is described as a white female, 5 feet 4 inches tall, 140 lbs. and blue eyes. Her hair was most recently dyed a dark purple color, but could be different now. She has a tattoo of a “scorpion” on her thigh and tattoos on her back of a musical note, peace symbol and a heart.
Police and family are very concerned for Jade's welfare and asked if anyone has any information that can help locate her to contact the Sandy Police Department at 801-840-4000.
----Information from: Sandy Police.