UPDATE: The LPSO has reported the missing juvenile, Cemetria Bernard, has been found safe.


The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a missing teen.

Sheriff's spokesperson John Mowell reported 15-year-old Cemetria "Maggie Bernard was last seen on April 5 when she left home without permission.

She is described as a black female with black hair and brown eyes. She stands about 5-feet-1-inches tall, weighing 130 pounds.

She was last seen wearing a red shirt, black tights and black Nike shoes.

Mowell said she is still believed to be in Lafayette, perhaps in the Vieux Orleans area.

If you have any information on Bernard's location, you are urged to contact the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office at 236-5895.