Following nationwide outcry that over a dozen Black and Latinx teens were missing in Washington D.C., police say that a few have been located.
According to NBC Washington, the teens that have been found so far are Demetria Carthens, 17; Heaven Shamte, 15; Rayna Gross, 16; Jaylen Lee, 14; Michelle Jordan, 16; and Dashann Wallace, 15.
Shamte, Gross, Lee and Wallace were all reported missing in March. Carthens had been missing since early February while Jordan was reported missing earlier this week.
Last week, members of the Congressional Black Caucus called on the FBI and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to intervene and help locate the missing teens.
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An ESSENCE Special report released last week revealed that the issue of missing Black women and girls isn’t just happening in D.C., but across the country.
According to the latest FBI data, as of February 2017, there are a total of 13,591 active missing person records for African American women stored in its National Crime Information Center (NCIC). Of that total, 8,042 were of the ages of 18 and under; 1,419 were between the ages of 19 to 21.
To report any information on those still missing, call the Washington, D.C., Police Department at (202) 727-9099.
This is a developing story.