MASON CITY - Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 16-year-old girl.
Cassidy Askildson was reported missing Wednesday in Mason City and was last seen at school that day. Several friends, classmates and contact have been contacted over the last couple days by officials looking for Askildson.
“So far, we have not been able to locate her,” Mason City Police Captain Mike McKelvey said in a news release.
This is not the first time the girl has run away, McKelvey said.
“We are concerned about some possible medical and safety issues for Cassidy,” McKelvey said. “We are also warning anyone that may be aiding her that they may be subject to prosecution for harboring a runaway.”
Askildson is a white female, with short blonde hair, blue eyes and is approximately 5 feet, 6 inches. A clothing description has not been released.
“We need to make sure Cassidy is ok,” McKelvey said.
Anyone who knows where Askildson is should contact local law enforcement. Mason City police can be reached at 641- 421-3636 or call Crime Stoppers at 800-383-0088.
— Courtney Fiorini