GASTON COUNTY, N.C. – Police in Gaston County are asking for the public’s help locating a missing transgender teenager.

According to Gaston County Police, 17-year-old Julia Dalton ran away from their family's home on Albert Lane in Dallas on Tuesday. Investigators say Dalton has not been heard from by family and could possibly be seeking transportation to Oregon.

Police said that Dalton identifies as male and goes by Dennis Dalton on social media. Dalton is described as approximately 5-foot-7 with brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information regarding Dalton’s whereabouts is asked to call Gaston County Police at 704-866-3391.