Jackson County

Jackson County authorities find missing girl, 15

Heather Rasmussen
Heather Rasmussen

JACKSON COUNTY -- Jackson County deputies said a 15-year-old girl reported missing but then found is a habitual runaway from foster care.

Deputies had asked early Friday morning for help to find Heather Renna Rasmussen.

Heather had been missing since Tuesday from her Vancleave foster home.

Deputies said she was last seen in the area of Jim Ramsey Loop Road in Vancleave and was known to also frequent the St. Martin community.

Sheriff Mike Ezell said early-on she was believed to be a runaway.

A few hours after deputies circulated the request for help, she was spotted in the Escatawpa community.

"She was found safe," deputy Jeff Green said.

Deputies turned her over to the custody of the Department of Human Services.