CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — Mallard Drive in Jonesboro at around 3:39 p.m. on Dec. 13. Police said she left with a bag packed without permission from her family.
Her family said she had been planning to leave with an unidentified adult “for some time.” Police didn’t know the suspect’s name and age.
Police said they found an 11-year-old Clayton County girl they suspected was at risk of human trafficking. The announcement comes after police said people hindered investigators while they were trying to find the girl.
Police didn’t explain where she was found or if she was with anyone. FOX 5 Atlanta is working to learn if anyone has been arrested in the investigation.
Police believed she was in danger her disappearance was related to human trafficking.
“We don’t know what is going on, we don’t know what this person is doing to her,” Clayton County police spokesperson Julia Isaac said. “Therefore, we believe she’s in danger.”
Police haven’t confirmed if their suspicion was correct.
Officials said people who “think they are helping,” the investigation are making it harder for police to find the girl.
“We are asking the public to please ask law enforcement to investigate this case because we have had multiple parties interfere with the investigation of this case,” Julia Isaac said.
Police said they will provide more details when the investigation concludes.
Officers responded to the family’s home on Mallard Drive in Jonesboro Tuesday afternoon where they learned Briggs snuck out the backdoor without permission.
Police have received information that Briggs may have left with a man heading towards the Bibb County/Macon area or en route to Texas.
Family members believe Briggs has been planning to leave with this person for some time. Police describe the 11-year-old as 4 feet and 11 inches tall, weighing 120 pounds. They also said she has black and brown eyes.
She was last seen wearing blue jeans with black tights underneath and a gray tank top. Police also said she had a hoodie with white, black and gray colors.
If anyone knows where Briggs might be, they are asked to call 911 or the police department at 770-477-3550.
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