Detroit Police Step Up the Search for Missing Teen, Appeal for Public Help

Detroit Police Step Up the Search for Missing Teen, Appeal for Public HelpSource: Google Street View
Angela Chen
Published on February 12, 2024

The search for a missing teen in Detroit intensifies as authorities ask for the public's help. Fourteen-year-old Zhiyona Jackson has not been seen since Feb. 10, after she was reported missing from the 19000 block of Sunderland. The Detroit Police Department has described Jackson as a Black female, standing 5 feet 2 inches tall, with black braids, brown eyes, and weighing 119 pounds. According to CBS News Detroit, she was last seen wearing a pink shirt.

Emphasizing the urgency, Detroit Police have been using social media to widely circulate the call for help. In efforts to quickly reunite her with her family, they've encouraged anyone with any piece of information, however seemingly minute, to immediately reach out. A post shared by the Detroit Police Department's Missing on social media stated, “Please help us find missing Zhiyona Jackson. If you have any information, please call Detroit's 8th Precinct at (313) 596-5840 or 911.”

Zhiyona's disappearance has undoubtedly caused deep concern among her family members. In a heartfelt appeal, Jackson's mother conveyed her emotions. She reportedly wants her "daughter home" and wishes to remind Zhiyona that she is loved, according to CBS News Detroit. The pain and hope in her plea is a stark reminder of the stakes involved in the search for her young daughter.

Detroit police are persisting in their search efforts and continue to ask for public assistance. They are urging anyone, who may have seen Zhiyona or knows her current whereabouts, to get in touch. The police department can be contacted directly by calling the dedicated number for this case, 313-596-5801. The earnest hope is that this teen will be found swiftly and safely returned to her family's embrace.