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Missing In The Metro: Tavia Bentley

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(Photo: Detroit Police Department) Tavia Bentley, 11, has been missing since February.

(Photo: Detroit Police Department) Tavia Bentley, 11, has been missing since February.

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They’re gone in a flash, one minute here, whisked away the next, leaving behind a maddening series of questions and speculation — and heartbreak. WWJ 950 is shining a light on long-missing people reported to the Detroit Police Department in the hope it will spark someone to remember something they saw and never reported. These are our missing, gone but not forgotten.

DETROIT (WWJ) Tavia Bentley, 11, has been mising since Feb. 25, 2012, when she was last seen at 4:15 a.m. at a home in the 18500 block of McCormick in Detroit.

Her mother, Katrina Young, believes she was taken by her non-custodial parent.

Young wanted her daughter home by her 12th birthday.

“I always think about my daughter, every day, all day, my main concern is for her to be safe and return home safely,” Young said.

Bentley had been staying with her grandmother in Auburn Hills, where Young said she thought she would be safe from kidnapping by her non-custodial father.

She left a note behind at her grandmother’s when she left, saying she wanted to be with her mother.

Bentley is  4 feet 9 inches tall, weighs 70 lbs, has medium brown complexion, brown eyes and black hair.  She was last seen wearing all white clothing, and black & white boots.  She has good physical and mental conditions.

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