Brooklyn teen, 17, missing since Christmas Eve

A Brooklyn teen hasn’t been seen since Christmas Eve and police are asking for the public’s help in finding her.

Cecilia Cruz, 17, was last seen at around 8 a.m. on Tuesday, December 24, at her home on Eighth Avenue near 45th Street, on the border of Sunset Park and Borough Park. She was wearing a red sweater, blue jeans and black sneakers. She has black hair and brown eyes and weighs around 120 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers’ website at or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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