Missing Missoula teen may be out of state

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A girl with a similar appearance identified herself as Tyra Sepulveda in Missoulian coverage from a Missoula County Public Schools student walkout protesting racist statements about Native Americans on Friday.

Tyra Sepulveda

Zoe Buchli

The Missoula Police Department updated their Facebook page on Wednesday morning with new information about the disappearance of a missing Missoula girl.

There is speculation that Tyra Sepulveda, 16, may have traveled outside the state, but this information and the direction she may be traveling in have not been confirmed, Missoula Police Department Sgt. Travis Welsh said.

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Law enforcement does not want to discourage efforts to find Sepulveda by concentrating the search in one specific direction, he said.

Sepulveda went missing on Friday evening after

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