Winnipeg police are asking for help to find a 17-year-old girl.

Josephine Marie Merasty was last seen on Wednesday in the East Kildonan area.

She is described as aboriginal in appearance, 5’4” tall, weighing 140 pounds.  She has long black hair and brown eyes.  She was last seen wearing a grey fleece sweater, black pants, a black jacket, and black athletic shoes.

Police say Merasty is a child in need of protection and officers are concerned for her well-being.

Anyone with information is asked to call the WPS Missing Persons Unit at 204-986-6250.