15-year-old member of NYPD Explorers program found after going missing in Queens


Lights and sirens are seen atop a patrol vehicle in this file photo. (Credit: Getty Images)

ST. ALBANS, Queens — A 15-year-old girl from Queens was found almost a week after she went missing, police said Wednesday.

The teen was last seen before she went missing at her Farmers Boulevard home near 119th Drive on Nov. 3, officials said. She was found on Tuesday.

Family told PIX11 News the teen is in the NYPD Explorers program. Her mom has cancer and was devastated by the teen’s disappearance.

The teen is about 5 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs around 130 pounds. She has brown eyes and black hair. She was last seen wearing a pink sweatshirt and red leggings.

Anyone with information was asked to contact police.

EDITOR’s Note: This post was updated to remove the teen’s name and picture after she was found.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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