Orange police searching for 13 year old runaway

Orange police searching for 13 year old runaway

UPDATE: The Orange Police Department announced that a 13 year old runaway has been located and is safe. 

Akiyah Heaven Ward is now in the care of her family, Capt. W. K. Longlios said in a statement Dec. 15 at 11:19 p.m.

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Orange Police are asking for help in finding a runaway, the department said in a release.

Akiyah Heaven Ward, 13, was reported to have left West Orange Middle School without permission on Dec. 12, and her whereabouts are still unknown at this time, police said.

The Orange Police Department has received information that she may be in the Silsbee / Kountze area.

Anyone with information about her location is asked to contact the Orange Police Department at (409) 883-1026 or contact your local law enforcement agency.