The teen has been located and the family thanks the community for their support.
The Quincy Police Department needs your help to find a missing 16-year-old girl.
Mercedes Patterson was last seen on April 18, 2013 at 11:31 a.m. at her home in Quincy.
Patterson is a white female, 5 feet tall and weighs 150 pounds. She has brown hair and eyes.
Patterson also has scars on her left shoulder.
Police say Merecedes is believed to have run away with a boyfriend or family member. She is not in any immediate danger.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Quincy Police Department at (217)228-4470.