Early in the morning on July 28, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released a statewide AMBER Alert to find missing 10-year-old girl Arleth Yazmin Linares Medina.

According to WTVC, Medina was last seen walking towards Ocoee Middle School in Cleveland, Tennessee, around 8:20 p.m. on Thursday evening.

Her mother gave the girl permission to walk back to the park and retrieve her missing house keys from the soccer field.

When she hadn’t returned, the family started looking for her around 8:40 p.m. Medina was reported missing around 10:00 p.m.

On the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) website, Medina is described as a Hispanic female, around 5 feet 2 inches tall, and weighing around 100 pounds.

She was last seen wearing a white shirt with greenish brown shorts, shoes with stripes on them, and carrying a black jump rope.

The Cleveland Police Department, Cleveland Fire Department, and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are currently working together to find Medina.


Friday morning, officers were spotted searching the woods and roads near the soccer fields.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Cleveland Police Department at 423-476-7511.

UPDATE [0718/17, 3:30 p.m. EST]:
TBI is reporting that Medina has been recovered and is safe.

In an interview with Dearly, NCMEC spokesperson Rebecca Kovar confirmed that the AMBER Alert request was received at 2:11 a.m. and was sent out via wireless — as directed by TBI — at 2:40 a.m. There was no vehicle information available.

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