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Updated Information as of 06/27/19
Williams, AZ – On 06/18/2019, 15-year-old Mercedes Saenz ran away from her family's home in community of Red Lake which is north of Williams, Arizona. A local resident couple reported Mercedes walking up to their house asking for water and ride into the city of Williams. Mercedes told the couple her mother was in Williams and they drove her to the Quality Inn. Staff at the Quality Inn later confirmed Mercedes had come inside asking how to get to Phoenix and was provided with phone numbers for taxi and shuttle services. Another citizen later reported seeing Mercedes hitchhiking in Williams. The citizen gave Mercedes a ride to Ashfork, Arizona a community to the west of Williams. Mercedes was last seen walking toward the junction of Highway 89 and Interstate 40 in Ashfork.
Mercedes has been known to use multiple names. She may provide the name of Takyra Jamerson or Jane Saenz. Mercedes has contacts in Phoenix and it is believed she may have hitchhiked from the Ashfork area to Phoenix. At this time, Mercedes is being sought in order to check her welfare and return her to the custody of her family.
**NOTE: In the previous missing person flyer, Mercedes’ last name was misspelled as Sanez. The correct spelling for Mercedes’ last name is Saenz.**
DEPARTMENT REPORT # S19-02588
NAME: MERCEDES SANEZ aka TAKYRA JAMERSON
RACE: AFRICAN AMERICAN
WEIGHT: 110 POUNDS
HAIR COLOR: BLEACH BLONDE
DESCRIPTION: Mercedes Sanez ran away from her family’s home on 06/18/2019 in Red Lake north of Williams, AZ. Mercedes was last seen at the Quality Inn in Williams and may be trying to get to Phoenix. Mercedes is being sought to check her welfare and return her to the custody of her guardians.
CLOTHING: Green camouflage pants, green or tan hoodie, black backpack, may be holding a teddy bear
If you have information about Mercedes Sanez, please contact the Coconino County Sheriff's Office at 928-774-4523 or 1-800-338-7888. Silent Witness 928-7746111
Photos of Mercedes can be found on our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/CoconinoSheriff/