Update: Endangered North Carolina teen missing from downtown Salt Lake City found

This photo of Emily Harlan was taken Saturday before she went missing. Photo Courtesy: SLCPD

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, March 12, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — A 14-year-old endangered girl from North Carolina has been found after going missing in downtown Salt Lake City Saturday afternoon.

Salt Lake City Police Department tweeted at 3 p.m. Sunday Emily Harlan was found at 480 South and 500 West. “She is OK and has been reunited with her mother,” the tweet said. “Thanks for all your help.”

Sgt. Brandon Shearer told Gephardt Daily that Emily went missing at about 3:30 p.m. Saturday, when she ran from the Hotel Monaco, at 15 W. 200 South. She was staying there with her mother, Pamela Kurth.

Emily was in danger due to mental health issues which require adult supervision and medication, Shearer said, and was listed on the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) as a missing endangered juvenile.

Emily was last seen at City Creek Center at 50 Main St., which is just north of Hotel Monaco, at approximately 5 p.m. Saturday, Kurth said. A police officer drove past and noticed that a girl with a guitar case was sitting in a spot usually occupied by a particular transient man, Kurth said. Soon after, an attempt-to-locate (ATL) went out to police with Emily’s description, that stated she was carrying a guitar case, but by the time the officer returned to the spot, the girl was gone. Emily was carrying a guitar case on her back that contained a red-colored guitar.


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