Police Searching for Missing Suicidal Teen

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(KTVI) – The St. Louis County Police have issued an Endangered Person Advisory for a missing teen who is not wearing any clothing.

Vernon J. Echols, 16, hasn’t been seen since Thursday night after leaving Christian Hospital without permission.

Authorities say Echols was taken to the hospital Thursday evening after a suicide attempt. He was last seen on foot northbound from the Hospital.

Echols is described as a black male, 5-feet, 7-inches tall, 155lbs with black hair, brown eyes and a medium complexion. He wasn’t wearing any clothing.

Authorities are concerned about his mental well-being and are asking anyone with information