ALERT: 9-Year-Old Girl Missing in Newark UPDATE: Found Safe

Police requests the public’s help in locating Jayla Duhaney, 9, of Newark, who was reported missing today.

Police say just before 4:55 p.m., police responded to the 700 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard on a call of a missing child.

Jayla is described as 4’3” tall and 70 lbs. She has a dark brown complexion, black hair and brown eyes.

Jayla was last seen wearing a gray shirt with stripes and black letters bearing the words: “Dream Big. Never Give Up.”

While police are actively searching for Jayla, we seek the public’s help in quickly locating her and returning her to her family.

Director Ambrose urges anyone with information about the whereabouts of Jayla Duhaney to call the Division's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477).

All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.