Metro-East News

Venice police searching for missing 15-year-old girl

Police are actively trying to locate a 15-year-old girl whose mother reported her missing Sunday.

Venice Detective Brandon Shelenbery said Unique Washington was last seen in Venice on Sunday. He said Unique’s mother and sister made attempts to reach her through Facebook. But both the mother and sister were blocked, according to police.

Police believe she may be with her boyfriend who is believed to live in the Belleville or Centreville area.

Asked whether there were any problems between Unique and her family, Shellenbery said, there were none that police were aware of.

Anyone with any information on Unique Washington’s whereabouts is asked to call the Venice Police Department at 618-877-2114.

Contact reporter Carolyn P. Smith at 618-239-2503.