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Missing mentally challenged teen in Tyler found safe

Missing mentally challenged teen in Tyler found safe
Tyler Police Department

POSTED: Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 5:48pm

UPDATED: Friday, April 25, 2014 - 10:48am

Update from Tyler police: Carlaina Nicole Hopkins has been located. She was found to be in good physical condition and returned to her family. The Tyler Police Department would like to thank all the citizens who assisted in locating her.


Tyler Police are currently asking for assistance in trying to locate a mentally challenged 15-year-old black female. Her name is Carlaina Nicole Hopkins.

She was last seen Thursday at about 3:35 p.m. in the area of 1600 Rice Road. She was wearing a burgundy Dickey type school shirt and khaki capris pants. Her shoes are black with glitter.

She is approximately 150 pounds and 5 feet 3 inches tall. She also has some medical conditions requiring medicine. She is believed to be on foot and may be heading toward Gresham.

The Tyler Police Department also received several tips from citizens, indicating Carlaina Nicole Hopkins may also be head toward the downtown area.

If anyone knows of her location or locates her, please call 911 or the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1000.    

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Where was she found ? Geez KETK get your act together.

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