October 24, 2008
Found: Tekenya Wooten (Durham NC)
Tekenya Wooten, a pregnant 12-year-old girl who had been missing since Saturday was found this morning in Durham, police said. [SOURCE]
Durham police officers found Tekenya on a local street at about 11:45 a.m. today. She appeared to be unharmed.
Wooten was living in a Durham group home that operates as a residential and maternity child care facility. Investigators were treating her disappearance as a runaway case and did not trigger the state's Amber Alert program in this week's search. Durham Police Chief Lopez shares his thoughts on this case here.
Our prayers remain with Tekenya Wooten as she struggles with the reality of being pregnant at such a young age. Our appreciation is for all villagers that supported our efforts to raise the alarm for this young girl.
It appears that we can turn off the Lakeesha Alert now.