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Durham police seek missing girl

Posted October 21, 2008
Updated October 23, 2008

— Durham Police are looking for a pregnant 12-year-old girl, who is believed to have run away from her home at 3529 Manford Drive Oct. 18.

Tekenya Wooten is described as black, 5-foot-1 and 100 pounds. She is eight months pregnant.

When last seen, she was wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans and silver shoes. Her hair was in a ponytail.

Anyone with information about her whereabouts should contact Detective T.M. Ochman at 919-560-4440 ext. 289 or Durham Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.


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  • islandgirl Oct 23, 2008

    12 and pregnant..... im lost for words.... Babies having Babies...... were did we go wrong....huh????????? Praying for the childs return home safetly.......

  • lorivalentine1 Oct 21, 2008

    This is a really sad story. I am wondering why they think she ran away? Did her parents finaly give her some rules she did not like?? Clearly they did not care what she did before as if that was true she would not be in this particular situation.

  • mrtwinturbo Oct 21, 2008

    I hope this turns out to be just a missing child report and not one of a dead one. Oh and by the way...no photo? Oh never mind she is 12 and pregnant and can not show her face. Good luck trying to find her this way. Why bother with the report without a photo?

  • Mom V Oct 21, 2008

    Wow! Maybe she went to live with someone that actually gives a dang about her. 12 and pregnant...come on parents...do you job

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Oct 21, 2008

    Parents. Parents. Parents.

    Or the lack OF decent parents.

  • heatherdianne6378 Oct 21, 2008

    did the police check thye hospitals? she might be in labor!

  • freetospeak Oct 21, 2008

    This is very sad, but if you have ever sat at a school bus stop and saw the "children" that come off the bus, you would swear some of them are in high school the way they dress and act. Poor parenting plain and simple.

  • iron fist Oct 21, 2008

    I am lost for words, unbelievable. I hope this "child" and her unborn child are safe. Someone needs to be in jail

  • bigDAWGeats Oct 21, 2008

    OMG!!! WOW?!

  • 007KnightRider Oct 21, 2008

    What in the world 12 and pregnant! Have kids lost their minds these day that don't make any sense.