Columbus police search for missing 16-year-old girl

The Columbus Police Department issued an alert Thursday afternoon for Daja Rowe, a 16-year-old girl who has been missing since Monday.

Officials said Rowe was last seen leaving the area of Shaw High School in a black 2014 Nissan Sentra. It has a Georgia tag that reads “QBF9763.”

“Ms. Rowe’s family is concerned for her safety and well-being since they have not heard from her in several days,” authorities said in the alert.

Rowe is a 5-feet-10-inch black woman who weighs 243 pounds. She has black and blonde highlights.

Anyone with information concerning her whereabouts is encouraged to call Columbus Police Sgt. A. Chesser at 706-653-3449 or 706-653-3400.

Sarah Robinson: 706-571-8622, @sarahR_92