Northeast Iowa authorities continue to ask the public for help in locating a missing Clayton County teenager.

16 year old Jody Ann Palmer of rural Colesburg was last seen at around midnight on January 5th. She was reported missing at 1:19pm.

According to the Clayton County Sheriff, information collected so far indicates Jody traveled east of the state. However, she may be attempting to travel to California.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is helping the Clayton County Sheriff in the investigation.

They are asking that if anyone has information on Jody, or had contact or communication with her recently, are asked to call the Clayton County Sheriff at 563-245-2422