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Detroit Police Asking For Help Finding Missing 17-Year-Old Girl

Jaya Tharpe was last seen on April 8.

April 13, 2018 - 6:15 pm

DETROIT (WWJ) - Police are asking for the public's help in locating a 17-year-old girl who went missing from the city's west side last week.

Police issued a serious missing person alert for Jaya Tharpe, who was last seen around 3 p.m. on April 8 at their home in the 9500 block of Abington Avenue near West Chicago Street.

Jaya is described as a 5-foot-4 black female, between 125-135 pounds, according to police. She has light complexion, dark brown hair with bronze highlights and dark brown eyes. It is unknown what type of clothing she was wearing when she was last seen.

According to police, Jaya is in good health and has run away from home in the past.

If anyone has seen Jaya Tharpe, or knows of her whereabouts, they are asked to contact the Detroit Police Department’s Sixth Precinct Investigative Unit at 313-596-5640.