BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children along with the Blount County Sheriff’s office in Tennessee are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 16-year-old girl who may possibly be in the Baltimore area.

According to officials, new information has lead authorities to believe that Aunna Welborn may be in Essex or the Baltimore area —  hundreds of miles from where she was last seen.

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Welborn went missing from Maryville, Tennessee on March 22. She is 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 167 pounds. She has blue eyes and blonde hair but it may be dyed dark brown.

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Officials are concerned for her safety and believe that she may be in danger. Anyone with information about Aunna Welborn is urged to contact the Blount County Sheriff’s Office at 1-865-983-3620 or the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST, that’s 1-800-843-5678.

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CBS Baltimore Staff