Good News: Missing Children from NW Atlanta Found Safe

A search had been under way for three children who disappeared Thursday night in northwest Atlanta: 6-year-old Jayla McDaniel, 10-year-old Arthur Patterson, and 14-year-old Amiya Patterson. The search for has ended and with good news. “Atlanta police say all the children have been located and are safe.”

Reportedly, the children were last seen by relatives around 3 p.m. Thursday at the park near their home on the 2200 block of Perry Blvd NW. Details of their last being seen, per surveillance cameras, indicate that shortly after they were seen by the relatives, “the two siblings and their cousin were seen by surveillance cameras around 4:20 p.m. near the Circle K convenience store on the 1600 block of Hollywood Road.” A photo provided by police shows the three children walking down the sidewalk with another child, who was not identified.

On Friday morning, FOX 5 provided its services to communicate a call from family members “begging the three children to come back home.” As reported, the pleading message was: “If y’all out there, and you see us on the TV, please just come home,” the children’s grandmother Kim Patterson said. “We’re worried about you guys, and we don’t know where you’re at. Please just come home.”

Physical descriptions of the children were publicized. For example, six-year-old Jayla is described as “4-feet-6-inches tall with a weight of 90 pounds. She has black braided hair with black beads and was last known to be wearing a pink shirt and blue jean shorts.” A 2 minute FOX 5 video describing comments by the children’s grandmother and showing photos of the children can be seen  here.

Police either do not know or have not communicated information they do know about the “disappearance of the children, such as why they disappeared, where the children were found or what led officers to them.” The information disclosed was the most impacting information: the children are safe.

D & B Staff

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