5:10 PM Friday Update:

South Toms River Police Chief William Kosh tells WOBM News that Lissette has been found safe and sound in Manchester.

Police are coordinating efforts to bring her back home safely.

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South Toms River Police have begun a multi-agency search for a missing 17-year old resident who was last seen a week ago on October 3.

Lissette Amaro-Meneses. (Photo courtesy of Guadalupe Meneses via the Asbury Park Press)

Lissette Amaro-Meneses has black hair and brown eyes and is about 5 feet 3 inches tall and was last seen wearing jeans, brown boots, a gold chain necklace with a small gold cross and medium-sized hoop earrings, according to the Asbury Park Press.

Her mother told the Asbury Park Press that Lissette left during lunch at Toms River High School South.

South Toms River Police Chief William Kosh tells WOBM News that they've been in touch with other agencies and believe Lissette may be trying to avoid being found.

Kosh said she suffers from a medical condition but didn't want to speculate on what the illness might be.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact the South Toms River Police Department at 732-349-0313.

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