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Knightdale family worried about missing teen

Posted August 18, 2011
Updated August 19, 2011

— Kiara Black's family and friends spent Thursday plastering her picture on fliers and on Facebook in hopes someone knows where she is. 

Black's mother reported her missing after the 15-year-old failed to return from a run Wednesday afternoon. The Wake County Sheriff's Office said Black is a missing person who may be in some form of danger.

"I don't think she's deliberately out there trying to make us all worry. She loves her brother. She loves her mother. She loves her grandma. She loves her sister. She loves all of us. She's not going to just up and leave," said Black's friend Jen Preston.

Leslie Black said she is close with her daughter but, like all mothers and daughters, they have had spats. Several months ago, after an argument, Kiara went to stay with a friend, but her mother said that only lasted about 12 hours. Since then, they have been rebuilding their relationship. "We were so close now," Leslie Black said.

Kiara Black Knightdale teen missing after run

Leslie Black said her daughter's Facebook account does not give any clues about anyone she could be with. "She's out there somewhere," she said. "She's out there needing me, and I can't find her."

Anyone with information about Kiara Black is asked to call the Wake County Sheriff's Office at 919-856-6900. She has long, brown hair and brown eyes. She is about 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs about 125 pounds. She was last seen wearing a teal shirt with gray letters and blue and black checked sweatpants. 


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  • buford Aug 19, 2011

    Old news....

  • Praisegod Aug 19, 2011

    Come on WRAL you need to remove this or add it to the other one you have posted too. She has been found safe and sound thank the Lord! Combine them like you do for all the others. People reading this may think it just happened or something. I did. I see no date or time on it, as a matter of fact on none of them.

  • iknowmyschnitzel Aug 19, 2011

    My guess is she didn't go for a run in 90+ degree weather wearing sweatpants. She's got some explaining to do.

  • twc Aug 19, 2011

    Rebelyell55, you never know, your prayer may have been answered. Thank God, she is safe.

  • Rebelyell55 Aug 18, 2011

    Please, please Lord, let this end with this child safe and unharm.

  • emily11196 Aug 18, 2011

    @ncladypackerbacker I know some people who know Kiara personally, and from what I've heard they're passing out flyers and doing searches...I think there will be a report tonight on TV.

  • ncladypackerbacker Aug 18, 2011

    Praying for her safe return and also for her family - I can't begin to imagine what they are going through - I also live right in this area and this is very upsetting. We did get a message on the home phone today from the Wake Co. Sherrif's department with an alert and description ect.... I was glad they were at least getting the word out but am also wondering if there are any active searches going on - I haven't noticed anything .... does anybody know? Please dear Lord, bring Kiara home safely!

  • jenifer3 Aug 18, 2011

    All of my thoughts and prayers are with you Kiara. I hope you are found safe and returned home soon.

  • acnrdlp Aug 18, 2011

    All we can do,, if not close enough to help search is pray....

  • rosetateo Aug 18, 2011

    Kiara your Moms friends here in Cali are saying prayers and hope for your safe return. Your family loves you and will not give up until you are safe.My heart aches for you all may god keep her safe.