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.

7 comments:

Los Angelista said...

Thank God she is alive.

SjP said...

This is great and wonderful news. Today we have a two-fer as Troy Davis has received a stay of execution today also!

Villager said...

LosAngelista - Amen!

Sojourner - I saw your note in the Kinfolk GG ... and immediately shared the news with my blog readers as well. Troy has another 25-days...

Bronze Trinity said...

I'm so glad they found her safe!

Villager said...

Bronze Trinity - It is such a blessing to see your village voice. I hope we give you reason to come back more often in the future. Are you back blogging nowadays?

Renee said...

I was thrilled to hear the news about both Troy and Tekenya. In terms of Troy I hope that the death penalty will be taken permanently off of the table. For Tekenya even though she has been returned safely what still needs to be acknowledged is the fact that black children are ignored when they go missing.

Villager said...

Renee - I think it is increasingly obvious that the mainstream media only seems to get interested if the victim is blonde-hair female. Amber Alerts don't appear to be used for African Americans as they should ... therefore, we must do what we can with our blogs and blog readers. That is the reason for the Lakeesha Alerts....