04/06/2013 09:29 EDT | Updated 06/06/2013 05:12 EDT

Montreal police seek help in finding missing teen

Montreal police are asking for the public's help in locating a teenager who has been missing since Thursday.

Ana Laura Lara Toache, 16, disappeared from a shelter in the north part of the city. Police suspect she could be in one of several neighbourhorhoods – either Saint-Michel, Mercier, Ahuntsic or Saint-Léonard.

Authorities fear for her safety and ask that anyone with information contact them.

Toache is of Mexican descent. She has black hair and dark brown eyes.