Missing Church Hill teen found safe in Memphis after TBI issues Endangered Child Alert

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Update: Skyla Dykes has been found. According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, she was found safe in Memphis on Friday night.


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued an Endangered Child Alert for a 16-year-old girl who was reported missing in Hawkins County in September.

On Friday, the TBI issued the alert for Skyla Dykes, reporting she was missing out of Memphis, Tennessee.

News Channel 11’s sister station in Memphis, WREG, reports that Dykes is from Church Hill, Tennessee and may be with a 17-year-old girl. Police told WREG that the two ran away from a field trip and have not returned.

Dykes was found in September after she was reported missing. The Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office reported at the time that she was taken into custody after she was found. No other details were released at the time.

On Friday, the TBI stated in a tweet that Dykes has a medical condition and is without her medication. According to the TBI, she was last seen Thursday.

Dykes was last seen in jeans and a black hoodie that had the word “Bobcat” written in gold on it.

Anyone who sees her is asked to call 901-636-4479 or 1-800-TBI-FIND.

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