CARBONDALE, IL. (WJPF) – Carbondale Police are asking for the public’s help finding a missing 7-year-old girl.

Patrice Dotson was last seen around 6:00 PM Monday in the 600 Block of West Cherry Street.

Police say she’s an African American girl standing about 4 feet tall, weighing about 70 pounds, has brown eyes, and braided black hair with multi-colored beads. She was last seen wearing grey shorts, a white tee shirt, and pink shoes.

Patrice is believed to be in the Carbondale area on foot and does have a developmental disability and is sometimes non-verbal.

Anyone with information should contact Carbondale Police at (618) 457-3200.