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Police continue search for missing pregnant girl

Posted October 23, 2008 2:23 p.m. EDT
Updated October 24, 2008 6:57 a.m. EDT

— Durham police continued this week to search for a missing 12-year-old girl who is pregnant.

Investigators believe that Tekenya Wooten ran away from her home at 3529 Manford Drive on Saturday, Oct. 18. Tekenya is eight months pregnant.

Police Chief Jose Lopez said that Tekenya's disapperance does not meet the requirements for an Amber Alert, but police are "very concerned about her welfare, and we are actively looking for her."

Police described Tekenya as a black girl, standing 5 feet 1 inches tall and weighing 100 pounds. She was last seen with her hair in a ponytail and wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans and silver shoes.

She might be in the areas of Maple Street or Glasson Street, police said.

Lopez appealed for the public's help in finding Tekenya.

"We have received calls from concerned members of the community, but we have been unable to locate the missing juvenile," Lopez said. "We ask anyone with information to please call us."

Anyone with information about this case should contact Detective T.M. Ochman at  919-560-4440 ext. 289.