Cathy Decker/Correspondent


According to a Facebook post from Mercer County Crime Stoppers, a missing 15-year-old girl from Aledo was reported. Her name is Malasha Melendez. She is  5’3″ and 160 pounds with brown eyes and long black hair.


She was last seen by her mother at their home in Aledo around 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 4. She was possibly wearing a gray sweatshirt with "Champion" on it. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department at (309) 582-5194.


The Aledo Police Department indicated on Monday there could be no further information released because they are conducting an active investigation.