Missing, endangered teen found safe in Salt Lake City

Posted at 12:56 PM, Mar 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-12 17:07:16-04

Missing teen Emily Harlan. Image courtesy SLC PD.

UPDATE: Police said just after 3 p.m. Sunday that missing teen Emily Harlan has been found and is safe. The girl has been reunited with her mother, and police thanked the public for their assistance in spreading word of the search.

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SALT LAKE CITY — A North Carolina teen went missing in Salt Lake City on Saturday, and police say the girl is considered endangered due to some mental health issues.

Sgt. Brandon Shearer said 14-year-old Emily Harlan doesn’t know anyone in Salt Lake City and was last seen running from her parents around 3:30 in the afternoon near Hotel Monaco, 15 West 200 South.

Police say the teen’s family is concerned about her safety due untreated medical and mental health issues.

According to Shearer, Emily likes to frequent areas with large gatherings of people, such as a mall or park.

Emily stands 5-feet, 2-inches tall and weighs 140 pounds. She has long blonde/brown hair and green eyes. She was last seen wearing a green, gray and black sweater and a diamond-patterned North Face fleece jacket.

She was also wearing blue skinny jeans and black Converse shoes. She may also be wearing an A&F black and off-white ski hat or a blue hoodie with “Washington DC” on it.

The girl was also carrying a guitar case on her back, which contains a red guitar.

If you have any information or if you see the missing teen, please contact SLC PD at 801-799-3000.