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Jefferson City police find missing teenager

***UPDATE MONDAY 12:40 P.M.***

Jefferson City police confirm the girl found in a house on Church Street just after noon today is Kierra McLellan. Police say she was found hiding in the attic when they went in.

***UPDATE MONDAY 12:30 P.M.***

The Jefferson City SWAT team has just completed a raid at a home in the 400 block of Church Street, east of downtown.

An ABC 17 reporter at the scene says a girl matching the description of Kierra McLellan was led away from the home. A teenaged boy was also led away in handcuffs.

Stay with ABC 17 News and for updates as they become available.

***UPDATE MONDAY 12:20 P.M.***

The SWAT team has apparently found Kierra McLellan at a Jefferson City home Monday. Officers surrounded the house in the 400 block of Church Street around 12:15 p.m.

One person was taken into custody. ABC 17 News confirmed a boy was taken out of the home in handcuffs.

***UPDATE MONDAY 10:02 A.M.***

Officers are going door-to-door near Riverside Drive in Jefferson City to search for any new leads about Kierra McLellan, who disappeared Sunday morning.

The police department’s SWAT team is searching wooded areas near Riverside Park, the subdivision where Kierra went missing.

ABC 17 News has learned Kierra was last seen between 6 and 7 a.m. Sunday at a house near Capitol Avenue and Riverside. She was there with friends and several adults.

Investigators are also interviewing family and friends Monday to learn more about Kierra.


Jefferson City police have issued a missing persons report for a teen girl, citing a sense of urgency in the search.

From a news release Sunday night:

“Kierra S. McLellan is 16 years of age. Height 5’2″, weight 112 pounds, with brown shoulder-length hair and brown eyes. Last seen wearing a cream sweater, blue jeans, black shirt, white belt, and black moccasins.”

McLellan was last seen in the area of East Capitol Avenue and Riverside Drive.

A police spokesman told ABC 17 News that investigators did not know if McLellan was in danger, but said there was a sense of urgency in finding her.

Her parents told officers that she did not return home Saturday night, nor did she show up to work on Sunday morning.

if you have any information about Kierra McLellan’s whereabouts, you are asked to call Jefferson City police at (573) 634-6400.

Stay with ABC 17 News and for updates as they become available.

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