By News Staff
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FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE) – Fall River Police are searching for a missing juvenile last seen Friday afternoon.

Police said Raquel Tavares, 15, left school on Friday afternoon and never returned home.

Police said Tavares is 5 feet tall and weighs 95 pounds. She has brown eyes and brown hair. She was last seen wearing blue jeans and a pink and black jacket, and may have run away to avoid having to move to Portugal.

Tavares may be staying with an unidentified uncle somewhere in New Bedford, and has a boyfriend identified as Nelson Soares, of Fall River.  

English is Tavares’ second language. Portuguese is her primary spoken language.

Police said Tavares is not considered endangered at this time.

Anyone with information on Tavares’ whereabouts is asked to contact Fall River Police at 508-672-8477.

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