Teen found after family says she could be kidnapped

Teen found after family says she could be kidnapped
Police searching for missing teen, could be kidnapped (Source: MPD)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - UPDATE -- Makalia Gardner, 18, has been located by the Memphis Police Department.


Officers with the Memphis Police Department are searching for a teenager who could have been kidnapped in the Mid-South.

Makalia Gardner, 18, was last seen near the 2300 block of Elvis Presly Boulevard in South Memphis or the 3900 block of Mickey in Whitehaven.

The family told MPD Gardner received a Facebook message leading them to believe she could have been kidnapped.

A relative later received a phone call from Gardner saying she was in the back of an unknown colored van with tinted windows, according to MPD.

Police say missing teen could have been taken in van
Police say missing teen could have been taken in van (Source: MPD)
Police say missing teen could have been taken in van
Police say missing teen could have been taken in van (Source: MPD)

Makalia is described as a female with a light complexion, 5′4″, weighing 134-lbs. She was last seen with her hair in a ponytail and unknown clothing.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Makalia, please contact the Memphis Police Department at 528-CASH.

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