Police search for missing 12-year-old girls

WASHINGTON — Police in Washington, D.C. are asking for the public’s help finding two 12-year-old girls who haven’t been seen since earlier this week.

Police are looking for Taniya Moore and Daekyia Shropshire. There does not appear to be a connection between the girls.

According to the Metropolitan Police Department, Moore was last seen around 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9 in the area of 9th and Yuma streets in Southeast. She is described as black, 5 feet tall, 115 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair with dreadlocks. Moore was last seen wearing an Army-green polo shirt, tan khaki pants, hot pink canvas tennis shoes and a black jacket. Police said she may be wearing a gold-colored necklace with a bow-shaped charm and matching bow-shaped gold earrings.

Shropshire has not been seen since Monday, Oct. 6 in the Unit block of M Street in Northeast. She is described as black, 5-foot-3, 105 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair. Police did not have any details about what she was last seen wearing.

If you see Moore or Shropshire, or know where they are, call the Metropolitan Police Department at -202-727-9099, the Youth Investigations Branch at 202- 576-6768, or 911.

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