UPDATE - Kylie Hoedel was found safe and has been reunited with her family.

Missoula Police are asking the public's help in finding a missing Hellgate High School student, Kylie Hoedel.

Public Information Officer Travis Welsh said Hoedel went missing on September 9.

"She went to school on September 9 and went to her morning classes, however she did not show up for her afternoon classes and did not return home that evening," Welsh said. "Her mother reported that Kyle texted her the next day and said she had spent the night at a shelter and that she would not tell her mother where she was, and she has not been heard from since."

Welsh provides a description of the missing girl.

"She is described as a 16 year-old white female, 5'7" and about 124 pounds," he said. "She has a light complexion with brown hair and blue eyes. She also has a piercing on the right side of her nose, and a tattoo of a small heart on her left shoulder."

Welsh is asking anyone with information about Kylie Hoedel to contact the Missoula Police Department at 552-6300. She is not wanted for any crime, but because she has been reported missing by her family.

Public Information Officer Travis Welsh