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Las Vegas police locate missing 16-year-old west valley girl

KSNV – Las Vegas logo KSNV – Las Vegas 5/20/2022 News 3 Staff
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UPDATE (5/20/22): Police have located the missing girl safely.

ORIGINAL (5/19/22): Las Vegas Metropolitan Police are asking for the public's help to find a 16-year-old girl reported missing from the west valley.

Police say Jaylese Wainwright was last seen around 9:51 p.m. Wednesday in the 9900 block of Ridge Hill Avenue, near Grand Canyon Drive and Tompkins Avenue.

She was wearing a black shirt with a red "Slipknot" logo, turquoise pajama pants with pictures of bunnies and white shoes, while also carrying a pink backpack.

Jaylese could be in severe emotional distress and in need of medical help, according to LVMPD.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 702-828-3111.


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