UPDATE: Missing girl found


UPDATE, 5:10 PM, 1/15/20: Police confirm the missing girl has been located.

From Maj. Todd Patalano: The Cranston Police would like to thank the media for their prompt response and assistance in providing the photo of the missing 10 year old girl. The response as a result of the media coverage was absolutely remarkable. We received an outpouring of support and offers of assistance along with countless calls from the community into our dispatch center with tips that were being followed up on all day long. Thank you again for your assistance and this teamwork led to an excellent outcome that we all hoped for, which was to find her safe and return her to her family. She is currently being evaluated and appears to be in good health.  

Below is the original story:

Authorities are actively searching for a 10-year-old girl who was reported missing Tuesday night.

The girl, Jania McDuffie, was last seen near Beeckman Avenue in the area of Pontiac Avenue, according to a Wednesday statement from Cranston Police.

“There is no immediate sign of foul play and she is believed to have run away at this point,” the statement reads.

Jania was last seen wearing a gray shirt with an image of a bulldog on the front, as well as camouflage tights.

Anyone with information regarding the situation is asked to contact police at 942-2211.


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