PHOENIX (KSAZ) - UPDATE: Valerie has been located in the area of 26th Avenue and Georgia by a witness that saw her information on the news.
Phoenix Police are asking the public's help with finding 12-year-old Valerie A. Cockrill and her dog, Meeko.
She was last seen near her residence in the area of 23rd Avenue and Bethany Home Road at 7 p.m. She was also possibly seen subsequently in Washington Park and in the Christown/Spectrum Mall area with her dog.
Cockrill is described as a white female at 5 feet tall and weighing 80 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.
She was last seen wearing a dark gray shirt, black leggings, black shoes and wearing glasses.
Meeko is a white Labrador Retriever.
Anyone having information regarding this case is asked to contact the Phoenix Police Department Missing & Unidentified Persons Unit at (602) 534-2121.