The Boone County Sheriff's Department is asking for public assistance locating a missing 16-year-old who was last seen around 6 p.m. on July 25, 2023, in Belvidere, Illinois.

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Have You Seen This Missing Belvidere Teen?

Boone County Sheriff's Department via Facebook
Boone County Sheriff's Department via Facebook

On Thursday, July 27, 2023, the Boone County Sheriff's Office issued an urgent plea for public assistance in locating a 16-year-old from Belvidere that has been missing since Tuesday, July 25.

Marina Lehnert went missing from her residence in Belvidere on July 25th, 2023 sometime after 6:00 PM. She was last seen wearing light grey sweatpants, a green tube top, grey sweatshirt, and white shoes. She is approximately 5’7” 120lbs, blonde hair and blue eyes.

As I write this I have been checking for updates saying that Marina has returned home safely, but sadly, it appears she is still missing. If you have seen Marina or have any information on where she could be, PLEASE contact the Boone County Sheriff's Office IMMEDIATELY at  815-544-2144.

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