UPDATE: Missing Kingsport teenager found safe

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UPDATE: The Kingsport Police Department says 13-year-old Mahala J. Norris was found safe around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. 


KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) – Police are asking for your help locating a missing juvenile. 

The Kingsport Police Department is trying to find 13-year-old Mahala J. Norris. 

Police say she was reported missing Tuesday by her grandfather and was last seen at the Eastman Recreation Area. 

Foul play is not expected, but investigators say due to her age and personal history there is reason to be concerned for her safety. 

Mahala is 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighs about 130 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing blue jean shorts, a white crop top shirt, and black sandals. 

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact investigators at 423-229-9429 or call Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

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