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Silver Alert issued for 12-year-old Harnett County girl

Posted May 6, 2015

— Harnett County authorities were searching early Wednesday for a 12-year-old who is believed to be cognitively impaired.

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for Tylia Juanteria Nelson at about 4:45 a.m. after she went missing from a home at 123 Fuller Dr.

Nelson, who also goes by Cookie or Punchie, is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 130 pounds. She has short black hair and brown eyes, and authorities said she could be wearing a black wig.

It's unclear where Nelson may be headed. Anyone with information on Nelson's whereabouts should call the Harnett County Sheriff's Office at 910-893-9111.


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  • Diane Thornton May 6, 2015
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    Alarm the doors and windows, if anyone one comes in or goes out the guardians need to know.

  • Melvin Denis May 6, 2015
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    If you are going to give a description, why wouldn't you say if she was Black, White , or Latino

  • Chris Vet May 6, 2015
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    How do you lose your handicapped child?