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Detroit police searching for Na'Ziyah Harris, 13-year-old girl missing since Jan. 9

Detroit police searching missing 13-year-old girl
Detroit police searching missing 13-year-old girl 02:43
Na'Ziyah Harris  Detroit Police Department

(CBS DETROIT) - The Detroit Police Department is seeking the public's assistance as they search for a 13-year-old girl who hasn't been seen since Jan. 9. 

On Wednesday, March 6, Detroit police confirmed that authorities were searching a pond in Clinton Township in connection to her case. 

Na'Ziyah Harris was last seen near Cornwall Street and Three Mile Drive on Jan. 9. 

In an update at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, Detroit Public Schools Community District Department of Public Safety Chief Labrit Jackson said that Harris left Clark Elementary School that day and did not return home.

Her family reported her missing on Jan. 10. 

Detroit Public Schools Department of Public Safety Police briefed Detroit police on the case, and on Tuesday, Feb. 13, Detroit police took the lead on the investigation. 

Detroit Police Deputy Chief Kari Sloan said the department is reexamining and reinterviewing all witnesses.

"I would like to ensure Na'ziyah's family that DPD intends to utilize every resource we have to bring her home safely," said Sloan.

Jackson said they are searching in Detroit, and the investigation could take them to communities outside of Wayne County. 

In addition, he said multiple searches would happen today, but he did not release where they are happening.

Detroit family seeks answers one month after teen was last seen 02:16

Police say they know Harris physically left school on Jan. 9 and do not believe she was initially abducted, but they did not release any additional details on that factor. 

In addition, police say there are no suspects at this time. 

Harris's grandmother also spoke during the police update, asking for the public's help finding the 13-year-old. 

"Na'Ziyah is a very sweet child; this is not of her character," her grandmother said. "We've been looking for her. We've been passing out fliers. We've been calling people. We've been knocking on doors. We have done some of everything."

Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,500 cash reward for information leading to her location.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department's Major Crimes Division at 313-596-2260.

Detroit police searching for Na'Ziyah Harris, 13-year-old girl missing since Jan. 9 14:55
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