She was listed in a nationwide database as an endangered missing juvenile because of her young age and information that she may be headed to a relative several counties away, the chief said.
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“It caused a lot of concern, a lot of social media stuff going on and a lot of phone calls. We really appreciate a community that’s that concerned. They were really looking to come together to help with this situation,” Jamison said.
The girl was seen leaving school around 3:20 p.m. A resident reported seeing her near the girl’s home around 8:20 p.m.
Jamison said the family was given a referral to get some help after this incident.
The chief asked community members aware of the girl’s identity to give her and her family privacy at this time.
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