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Posted on: February 13, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Missing 9-year-old child found safe

Shaniyah Carter

UPDATE 10:50 P.M.:

Shaniyah Carter was found safe at a friends house not far from her home. 

Police want to thank everyone for their assistance.

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NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) – Police need the public's assistance locating a 9-year-old child who did not come home from school today.

Shaniyah Carter was last seen today at Coleman Place Elementary School located at 2450 Rush Street around 3:30 p.m.  During dismissal, Shaniyah left the school on foot instead of getting onto her bus.  

She was last seen wearing a tan jacket, burgundy shirt, and carrying a blue and black camouflage backpack.

As police are actively looking for Shaniyah, they encourage anyone who has seen her, or knows her whereabouts, to call police dispatchers at 757-441-5610 or the Norfolk Crime Line at 1 (888) LOCK-U-UP.

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