A missing girl from the Throggs Neck Houses was returned to her family after she had been missing for almost a week. The experience was quite an ordeal for the girl and her family.
Sahara Boyd, 11, disappeared late on Tuesday, September 14 from her family’s home at 560 Balcom Avenue.
She had last been seen around 7:45 p.m.
According to police sources, she was found after she called her grandmother on Sunday, September 19 at around 11 a.m., saying that she was in a cab in Brooklyn. Her call ended a long police manhunt.
The NYPD confirmed that Boyd was found at the intersection of Rodney and South 5th streets in Williamsburg, blocks from the Brooklyn Queens Expressway.
She was released into the custody of her family after being taken to a hosptial for observation and a check up.
According to reports, it was the second time that Sahara Boyd, a student at P.S. 72, went missing.
During this disapperance, Councilman Jimmy Vacca urged all those who may have had information about her whereabouts to come forward.
“This is something that is really frightening and unthinkable,” Vacca said. “She is one of our local young people, a student at P.S. 72.
Her family has really been involved in looking for her.”
Vacca said that her grandparents thought she was in the Pelham Parkway area.
Reports have surfaced that Boyd may have been the victim of advances by two older men who are related to each other, one of whom may have sent pornographic text messages to her grandmother’s cell phone, mistakenly thinking it was the girl’s.
However, police are only confirming at this time that she has been found and is safe at home.
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