The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is seeking two 16-year-old girls who are believed to have run away from a Covington-area residence, according to a news release.

The girls — Hannah Brooke Lavergne and Destiny Barthelemy — went missing from their residence on May 8, according to Suzanne Carboni, a spokeswoman for St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain.

They are believed to be in New Orleans, possibly around Canal Street and the French Quarter or perhaps around Chef Menteur Highway in New Orleans East, Carboni said.

Lavergne is a 5-2 and 120 pounds with a diamond tattoo on her right wrist. Prior to living in Covington, she lived in the Lafayette area.

Barthelemy is 5-6 and 140 pounds with the word “loyalty” tattooed on her right wrist, “Kadem” on her left wrist and a leopard print tattoo on her left shoulder. Prior to living in Covington, she lived in Marrero, Carboni said.

Anyone with any information about where the two girls are should call Det. Gretchen Sanders at (985) 898-2338.

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