Police Locate Missing Newark 12-Year-Old

Update

The 12-year-old has been located in good health, the Gold Alert has been canceled.

Breaking Report

Newark – New Castle County Police are currently searching for a 12-year-old missing from the community of Harbor Club Apartments.

Yesterday, July 19, at approximately 9:00 p.m., New Castle County Police were dispatched to the unit block of Cheswold Blvd for the report of a missing person. Police learned that Melina Walls made statements that caused a concern for her welfare and fled the residence on foot, according to police.

She is described as a white female, 5’4” tall, 130 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing light colored jeans, and a multi-colored hooded sweatshirt.

A “Child is Missing” has been initiated by the New Castle County Police.

Police are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of Melina Walls to please contact New Castle County Police by dialing (302) 573-2800 or visit our website at http://www.NCCPD.com.

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