Police seek 16-year-old reported missing

Nakyra Newson, 16, was reported missing today. Credit: PPD
Nakyra Newson, 16, was reported missing today. Credit: PPD

Nakyra Newson, 16, was reported missing earlier today and police are seeking information about her whereabouts.

Nakyra was reported missing after she did not return home on Monday.

Nakyra reportedly called her mother at 3 p.m. on Monday and said she was on her way home on the Route 18 bus with a friend.

Nakyra was later seen with her friend on the Route 23 bus traveling southbound at Broad and Erie, where Nakyra got off the bus.

There has been no activity on Nakyra’s social media accounts and her cell phone is off, police said. She has reportedly never run away before.

Nakyra was last seen wearing black jeans, a grey and black sweatshirt, a navy button up hooded sweater carrying a cream colored bag with puppies on it. She is 5’9”, 285 lbs, with blonde hair.

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Nakyra is asked to contact East Detectives at 215-686-3243 or 911.



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