Police seek missing teen, friend says she messaged "help"

PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. -- Investigators in Port Townsend are looking for a 15-year-old girl, after she sent a concerning message online, then disappeared.

Officer Patrick Fudally said Phoebe McHenry's mother reported her missing around 7:50 p.m. Friday night, when the girl had still not returned from school.

Earlier that afternoon, a friend told police McHenry messaged her the word "help," on Facebook Messenger.

After the friend replied, no more messages were sent.

Detectives said they picked up a "ping" on Phoebe's cell phone in the Marysville area.

Shortly after, the phone was turned off. It hasn't been powered on since.

McHenry was last seen wearing a Seahawks sweatshirt and black pants.

Anyone with information is asked to call Port Townsend Police at (360) 344-9779.