The mother of a 16-year-old girl who has been missing for more than two weeks from the Marquette Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side is asking for help.

Kierra Gardner went missing May 9 from the 7200 block of South Washtenaw, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police.

Gardner is described as a 5-foot-3, 112-pound black girl with black hair, brown eyes and light complexion, police said.

She was last seen wearing a black jacket, navy blue sweatshirt, khaki pants, colorful socks and black shoes, police said. She might be carrying a gray and pink backpack.

“We need everyone’s help to find Kierra. I’m asking as a mother to please help me find my daughter,” Kimberly Harviley said Thursday.

Anyone with information should call Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8380; or Bishop Larry Roberts Sr. of Trinity All Nations Church at (773) 238-1174.