DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroit police say an 11-year-old girl who went missing while walking to school Thursday afternoon was found at her friend’s house Friday morning.
Police say Nautaysha Tarver was found around 7:45 a.m. and is in good condition. According to police, she had spent the night at her girlfriend’s home.READ MORE: 3 Dead, 9 Hurt In Separate Weekend Shootings In Detroit
Hours earlier, police distributed Tarver’s photo, saying she was last seen by her younger brother at approximately 3:10 p.m. Thursday in the area of Lappin and Crusade on Detroit’s northeast side.READ MORE: Olivia Newton-John, Beloved Singer, Songwriter And Actress, Dies At 73
According to police, Tarver apparently told her brother she had to go back to school, located in the 15600 block of E. 7 Mile, to serve detention. Tarver’s mother arrived at the school between 4:30 and 4:45 p.m. to pick her up, but she was not there. The frantic mother went inside the school and officials walked through the building, but Tarver was still nowhere to be found.MORE NEWS: 80% Of Benton Harbor's Lead Service Lines Replaced, Officials Say
Family members say while Tarver is in good physical health, she is emotionally impaired and takes medication.