Have you seen her? This 16-year-old Madera County girl is missing

Josephine Jimenez
Josephine Jimenez Special to The Bee

Editors’ note: The body of Josephine Jimenez was found Saturday, Oct. 26, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office.

Friday, Oct. 25 report:

The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to find a missing 16-year-old girl, Josephine Jimenez.

She was last seen Tuesday in the area of Gateway Drive and Yosemite Avenue in Madera.

Josephine is described as 5-foot 5-inches tall, weighing 125 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information about where she may be is asked to call Madera County Sheriff’s Detective Padgett at 559-474-2302 or the main office at 559-675-7770.

“If you see Josephine, please call 911,” officials said.

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