The Barnegat Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a missing 15-year-old girl.

Dessie Machugh left her residence sometime between 10:30 p.m. on Dec. 26 and 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 27, police said in a Facebook post.

"Her destination is currently unknown," the department said.

The girl is described as a white female with long brown hair. She may have been wearing a low-cut black shirt, pink or purple skirt and black knee high boots.

Police say she temporarily resides in Robbinsville and was visiting her family in Barnegat for the holiday when she went missing.

"Her destination is currently unknown," police said.

She has been entered in the NCIC as a missing person and anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to contact the Barnegat police Department at 609-698-5000.

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