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ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – St. Louis police shocked the family of a missing 12-year-old girl by saying they’d found the child late Friday night.

The girl vanished Wednesday morning while walking to a bus stop. Police said they found her around 10:30 p.m. on the second floor of a vacant building in the 5300 block of Terry in north St. Louis. She was taken to a local hospital to be treated for an undisclosed trauma.

Lt. Perri Johnson of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said the girl did not voluntarily go into that building. She was alone when police found her. Johnson said the FBI was helpful in locating her.

No other information was provided on her condition.

Shonta Taylor said her daughter left their home in the 5300 block of Labadie at 6:10 a.m. to walk to the bus stop. Shonta said she typically walks to Abner and Terry where she meets a friend to walk to the bus stop, located at Maffit and Union.

Shonta learned her daughter never met her friend and did not make it to Carr Lane Middle School that day.


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