SYLACAUGA, Ala. – The Sylacauga Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a runaway juvenile.

SPD posted to its Facebook page that the last known contact with 17-year-old Jashante Akira Edwards was via text message on Feb. 12.  Edwards is believed to be staying in the Odena or Harpersville area.

Edwards is a black female, approximately 5-feet 5-inches tall and weighs 120 lbs. She has black hair and brown eyes.

If anyone has any knowledge of the whereabouts of Jashante, please contact the Sylacauga Police Department Dispatch for immediate information at (256) 401-2442, Sylacauga Investigator Chris Vinson at (256) 401-2455, or the Sylacauga Police Department Tip Line at (256) 249-4716 which can be left anonymously.


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