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UPDATE: Missing Sweetwater teen located

Dezarae Jones was found safe in New York, according to the Sweetwater PD.
Credit: Sweetwater Police Department

SWEETWATER, Texas — UPDATE (10 a.m. Tuesday):

According to a Sweetwater Police Department press release, missing 16-year-old teen Dezarae Jones has been safely located in New York. 

The department acknowledged the U.S. Marshals Office and the Black and Missing Foundation for assistance. 


The Sweetwater Police Department is asking for the public’s help finding 16-year-old Dezarae Jones.

Jones who was reported as a runaway, the SPD said in a release.

Authorities received information she might be trying to travel to New York, but could still be in the Sweetwater area.

Dezarae was last seen Love’s Travel Stop in Sweetwater. She is 5’4” with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a dark gray hoodie, black pants and black glasses.

Family member told police her hair is now shorter than what is seen in the photograph.

Anyone with any information should contact their local law enforcement agency.

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