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Police: Missing Durham teen found safe

Posted November 28, 2012
Updated November 29, 2012

— A 13-year-old girl who went missing in Durham Tuesday afternoon was found safe on Thursday, police said. 

Mia Marshall went missing from the area of South Roxboro Street and Cornwallis Road Tuesday afternoon.

No other information about her disappearance was immediately available.


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  • Ashamed of Durham Nov 29, 2012

    Everything is not all about race. I think that race statement is a little played out now, dont you?! A child is a child and they are looked for the same no matter what race they are. I hope you have not spread this ignorance around to people around you.

  • ashewing Nov 29, 2012

    @ allsmiles - No it would not make a difference because two 14 year-old white girls are missing from Wake Forest right now and you are not hearing anything about it. They have been missing since yesterday morning.

  • allsmileshere Nov 29, 2012

    Everytime a father takes their child an Amber Alert is issued...but this child goes missing and.........I hear about it first on Facebook a couple of days ago. If she was blonde haired and blue eyed would it make a differ?

  • AestheticStyle Nov 29, 2012

    I believe it's better to have a false alarm then no alarm. Also I read the whole story.
    Your copy and paste job simply showed how to give info not get more JKKC. Silly you and not reading that I wanted to know more not share info that I didn't have. Thank you Swedish for posting that I did not know all the criteria required. Our children are victimized more and more now. Hopefully she's home safely now.

  • johnny2times Nov 28, 2012

    Where's the amber alert info? Seems odd we're just now hearing about this.

    November 28, 2012 4:51 p.m.

    Because the amber alert is for the following:

    •There is reasonable belief by law enforcement that an abduction has occurred.
    •The law enforcement agency believes that the child is in imminent danger of serious bodily injury or death.
    •There is enough descriptive information about the victim and the abduction for law enforcement to issue an AMBER Alert to assist in the recovery of the child.
    •The abduction is of a child aged 17 years or younger.
    •The child’s name and other critical data elements, including the Child Abduction flag, have been entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) system.

    If these ALL are not applicable, they may not do an amber alert.

  • jimmyhall59 Nov 28, 2012

    JKKC, I think Aesthetic is wondering why its not been issued like other Amber Alerts (TV, radio, or amberalert.com)

  • JKKC Nov 28, 2012

    Aesthetic, I'm thinking the information you are curious about is included in the last line. The one that says: "Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call police at 919-560-4415, ext. 29312."

    Silly me and my ability to read the whole story!!!!!

  • gingerlynn Nov 28, 2012

    Horrible part of town. At least 6 murders there in the past few years. Including the 13 year old boy hit by a stray bullet last year I believe. I hope they find her.

  • doggypoos Nov 28, 2012

    Very bad area in Durham.

  • AestheticStyle Nov 28, 2012

    Where's the amber alert info? Seems odd we're just now hearing about this.