MASTIC BEACH, Long Island (WABC) -- Police in Suffolk County issued a Silver Alert Saturday for a missing teenager with special needs.
Police said the teen, 16-year-old Brianna Lane, has been assessed as having the mental capacity of an 8 year old.
Brianna went missing from her home at 261 Whittier Drive in Mastic Beach.
She is described as a white female with a light complexion, approximately 5 feet tall, 165 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. She was last seen wearing black boots, camo pants, and a black shirt.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact Seventh Squad detectives at 631-852-8752 or call 911.
Silver Alert is a program implemented in Suffolk County that allows local law enforcement to share information with media outlets about individuals with special needs who have been reported missing.
Silver Alert issued for missing teen from Long Island teen with special needs