A 14-year-old girl who was reported missing in Yorba Linda has been found, authorities announced Tuesday.
Nya Jingles had last been seen leaving her residence Thursday and was reported missing by her family at 4 a.m. Friday, said Carrie Braun of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
Nya was found Tuesday, the sheriff’s department announced. No further details were released.
The teen’s parents, Valanitta and Clarence Jingles, made Facebook posts criticizing what they claimed was a lack of urgency by the department to find their daughter and appealed to the public for help finding her.
When Nya’s parents provided more information about the medication she requires and learned she had not taken her medication since she went missing, sheriff’s investigators upgraded Nya’s case to an “at-risk” missing juvenile case, Braun said.
Valanitta Jingles said she first met Nya when she was between 18 months to 2 years old. She said the toddler had experienced “trauma” that led a judge to take custody of the child away from her mother, Jingles said.
Valanitta Jingles adopted Nya and her brother, she said.
“Nya has been in therapy since she was 3 years old due to the trauma she has suffered,” her mother said.
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