Austin police locate missing 12-year-old girl

Kayla Marie Scott, missing Austin girl (APD Photo)
Kayla Marie Scott, missing Austin girl (APD Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Police Department located missing 12-year-old Kayla Marie Scott, Friday evening.

Scott was last seen Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at Mendez Middle School. She did not return home that evening and was reported missing to police.

Austin Police detectives said they are concerned about Scott’s well-being. Authorities said the case did not meet the very specific criteria for an Amber Alert, but they are concerned for her whereabouts because of her age.

Police announced they located Scott less than an hour after alerting the public that she was missing.

Kayla Marie Scott (APD Photo)
Kayla Marie Scott (APD Photo) provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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