Missing 12-Year-Old Girl Spotted at Metro Station, But Parents Still Don't Know Where Daughter Went - NBC4 Washington

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Missing 12-Year-Old Girl Spotted at Metro Station, But Parents Still Don't Know Where Daughter Went

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    A 12-year-old girl has been missing since she ran away from a community center in Greenbelt. News4's Tracee Wilkins spoke with her parents, who say they just want her to come home safely. (Published Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017)

    Police in Greenbelt, Maryland, are searching for a 12-year-old girl who ran away from a community center and was spotted at the Minnesota Avenue Metro station -- before disappearing again.

    Kidist Gianna Jayla Smith was seen leaving the Greenbelt Community Center at 11:30 a.m. Monday. A short time later, she was seen running down the sidewalk on Southway Road toward Greenbelt Road. 

    She boarded a Metrobus and was later seen exiting the Minnesota Avenue Metro station in Northeast D.C., News4's Tracee Wilkins reported.

    No one has reported sightings since, and her parents, Kamla and Tobin Smith, say their daughter has no known connections to the area.

    Police say Smith, who goes by the name Jayla, is 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 83 pounds. She has brown eyes and shoulder-length black dreadlocks.

    Smith was last seen wearing a neon green jacket and greenish-blue, capri-length leggings. 

    Anyone with information that can help police is asked to call 301-474-7200.