MISSING IN KANSAS: Lamyah Shaffer located safe
More than 100 days after a Wichita teenager was reported missing, she was found, her mother shares online.
In a Facebook post early Saturday morning, mom Whitney Davis writes, "PRAISE GOD THEY FOUND MY BABY!!!!!
They FOUND LAMYAH!! I just got the CALL"
The Wichita Police Department confirms the same. However, the department could not confirm if any arrests or charges have made in connection to the 14-year-old girl's disappearance.
"Yes, she has been located safe. I don't have additional details to share at this time - the case is still open," shares Wichita Police Public Information Officer Trevor Macy.
A mom is asking for the community’s help with finding her 13-year-old daughter. There is concern for her mental health.
Lamyah Shaffer was last seen around 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20., 2022, near Central and Ridge in Wichita, her mother, Whitney Davis shares.
Lamyah suffers with mental health issues, including bipolar depression and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), her mom said. She was having an episode when her mom last saw her Tuesday, her mom explains. She also lives with learning disability.
“Don’t judge my baby please,” her mom Whitney Davis shares in a post online. “I’ll stand by here for the rest of her life and be with her. But I need to get her to safety to help her.”
Lamyah’s 14th birthday is Monday. The teenager was last seeing wearing a Jaws shirt with a shark on it, light blue sweats and multi-colored crocs with Jibbitz charms on them.
If you see her, call police to report that tip.
Missing from: Wichita, Kan.
Missing since: Sept. 20, 2022
Age when reported missing: 13
Height then: 5’4’’
Weight then: 170 pounds
Hair: Black, but with red dye in it
Distinguishing marks: pierced ears
If you have information that could help the case, contact the Wichita Police Department at (316) 660-9456 or the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at (785) 296-4017. You can also leave an anonymous tip with the KBI by clicking here.
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