Authorities are searching for a 14-year-old Childersburg girl.

Talladega County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Josh Tubbs said Lateria Ca’Chae Smith, also known as Terry, left her home in Childersburg between 3:30 and 4 a.m. on July 12.

Lateria is black, 5 foot, 3 inches tall, and weighs about 120 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes.

Lateria’s family told authorities the girl took some clothes as well as her birth certificate and Social Security card with her. She has not made contact with any of her family since she left home.

Lateria also has friends and family in Florida.

Anyone with information should contact Sgt. Josh Tubbs or Investigator Brett Miller with the Talladega County Sheriff’s Department at 256-245-5121 or dispatch at 256-249-3811.

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