Gillette police seeking information on runaway teen

Valeriia Nudha, 15, was last seen wearing an oversized Santa sweater and is known to have left her home in Heritage Village on June 14 (City of Gillette)

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Police are asking for public assistance in locating a missing Ukrainian teenager who ran away from her Gillette residence earlier this week and hasn’t been seen since.

The teenager is identified as 15-year-old Valeriia “Lera” Nudha, a white female who is approximately 5’1’ and 110 pounds with dark brown hair and brown eyes, according to a June 22 press release from the Gillette Police Department.

Nudha, adopted from Ukraine, reportedly left her home in Heritage Village on Tuesday, June 14, between 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., GPD says, adding that she was last seen in an oversized Santa sweater and is known to speak limited English.

Police are asking any resident who has either seen Valeriia or has information on her whereabouts to report the information to the GPD at (307) 682- 5155.