Suicidal teen sought after escaping from St. Louis hospital naked

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on July 12, 2013 at 7:37 AM

Updated Friday, Jul 12 at 3:49 PM

(KMOV) – Police are searching for a 16-year-old boy who escaped from the hospital after trying to commit suicide in St. Louis Thursday evening.

St. Louis County Police said Vernon Echols was taken to Christian Hospital after attempting suicide in the 11130 block of Dunn Rd. around 7 p.m.

Authorities said Echols then escaped from custody and was last seen fleeing the hospital on foot northbound without any clothes on.

Police said Echols is 5-feet-7, 133 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the St. Louis County Police Department at 314-615-5360.

 

 

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