Have you seen her? Galveston police searching for missing 14-year-old

Dyonica Helpenstill (Texas EquuSearch)

UPDATE: The child’s mother told KPRC 2 Sunday afternoon that Dyonica Helpenstill has posted on Snapchat and Instagram. While the family is still searching for the 14-year-old teen, she is considered a runaway, not missing. Her mother hopes that she will return home.

ORIGINAL: Galveston police are searching for a teenager reported missing.

Helpenstill, 14, was last seen Saturday in Galveston, according to Texas EquuSearch.

Helpenstill was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, a black and white Adidas jacket, pajama bottoms with a unicorn and rainbows pattern, and red, white & blue Nike slides. She was also wearing a light blue bandana face mask.

Helpenstill is described as a Black and Hispanic female weighing 157 pounds and standing 5′3′' tall with brown eyes and auburn hair. She has an approximate 1-inch birthmark on the right side of her face.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is urged to contact the Galveston Police Department at (409) 765-3702 or Texas EquuSearch at (281) 309-9500.

About the Author:

Briana Zamora-Nipper joined the KPRC 2 digital team as a community associate producer in 2019. During her time in H-Town, she's covered everything from fancy Houston homes to tropical storms. Previously, she worked at Austin Monthly Magazine and KAGS TV, where she earned a Regional Edward R. Murrow award for her work as a digital producer.