Police Searching For Runaway Teen

Palm Springs police are asking for your help in finding the teen who may be in the Riverside, San Bernardino or Los Angeles areas.

Palm Springs police issued an alert Tuesday for a teenager who has been missing for more than two weeks now, after her family came to them for help.

Palm Springs Police Sergeant Mike Kovaleff says 17-year-old Indigo Betts was last seen on Nov. 3, leaving a friend's house in Desert Hot Springs.

"Her friends and family have not seen or heard from her since that date," the sergeant said, adding, though, that "she confided with her friend that she was planning on running away."

Normally, police do not issue alerts for runaways, and Kovaleff says Betts is not believed to be endangered at this time.

Still, as we head into Thanksgiving, her family and the detective handling the case are hoping that someone may have spotted the teen and can help reunite her with her loved ones.

"The family is very concerned that she’s not come back," Kovaleff told Patch.  "The family has not seen or heard from her, and obviously they’d like to."

Betts has left home in the past, and has connections to the Riverside, San Bernardino and Los Angeles areas, where she may be located, according to Kovaleff.

Below is the description provided by police: 

  • Name: Indigo Betts
  • Age: 17 years old
  • Black Female
  • Height: 6’00" 
  • Weight: 175 pounds
  • Eyes: Brown 
  • Hair: Brown
  • Tattoo: Cursive “S” on middle of chest by collar bone.
  • Tattoo: Large flower on left inner arm
Laurie November 21, 2012 at 02:45 PM
re: the description of her tattoos, the article says she has a cursive S tattoo near her collarbone but the photo shows an F. I certainly hope and pray this young lady is found safe!!
Guy McCarthy November 21, 2012 at 11:48 PM
UPDATE: Indigo Betts, 17, found hiding at a Palm Springs motel, police say http://patch.com/A-zKdR


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