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Durham police locate 9-year-old, teen missing since Friday

Posted July 26

Authorities said 13-year-old D’Quan Thorton and 9-year-old Emanuel Wilson, 9, were last seen riding their bicycles in the 2400 block of Stephenson Street on Friday night.

— Durham police on Wednesday evening said they have located a child and a teenager who had been missing since Friday.

Authorities said 13-year-old D’Quan Thorton and 9-year-old Emanuel Wilson were last seen riding their bicycles in the 2400 block of Stephenson Street on Friday night.

At about 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, police said both boys had been located in Durham and were OK.

No further information was released.

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  • Henry Cooper Jul 27, 9:10 a.m.
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    I am not gong to rush to judgment here.

    The media is not dominated by any race. WRAL themselves have anchors, reporters, and cameramen of all colors. There may have been a reason this was kept out of the media that we are not privy to and will come out later. For all we know the family may have requested it not go public.

    In addition to that I have seen people of every race, color, age, and sex in the media when they go missing.

  • Jenny Hubbard Johnston Jul 27, 7:59 a.m.
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    Like previous comments, this is the first I heard of this. I check WRAL daily, actually multiple times a day. I am glad to hear they are okay, but agree that this should have been on the news sooner?! Not sure if you blame the police or the media.....

  • Michaela Haugabook Jul 26, 6:09 p.m.
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    And why did it take five days to get this in the media?? Oh let me think, they are black kids and boys at that. Shame on whoever is responsible for that!!!

  • Anita Gibson Jul 26, 5:24 p.m.
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    They've been missing for 5 days and they are just now putting it out to the public? Unacceptable. Regardless of the circumstances, whether they ran away or not, they are prime targets for traffickers. Hope these kids are okay.