DALLAS, Ga. -- Investigators in Paulding County are looking for a 15-year-old girl who has been missing for more than a month.
Mariel Shields ran away from her Dallas home on Sept. 20, according to Dallas Police spokesman Det. Allen Herd.
Herd said investigators believe Shields is still in metro Atlanta. She may be using the name Coco and telling people she is 20 years old.
Shields is a white girl, about 5-feet-3-inches tall and 150 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Her ears, nose and tongue are pierced, and she has a birthmark on her lower back.
Anyone who sees Shields is asked to call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678.