Family members of a Lafayette High School teen say their loved one has been missing since Monday afternoon.

18-year-old Telvasha St. Julien reportedly left home on foot Monday afternoon and was last seen at a Mudd Avenue convenience store. She told a relative that she was going downtown.

Her family has not seen her since then and has not been able to reach her by phone.

It is important to note that St. Julien is hearing impaired.

She is described as a black female with dark brown hair and eyes. She is approximately 5 feet, 6 inches tall.

Anyone with information to her whereabouts is asked to call the Lafayette Police Department at (337) 291-8600 or 911.