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Report: 11-year-old missing out of Monroe found safe

Posted at 2:41 PM, Jan 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-25 00:02:36-05

UPDATE: The 11-year-old missing out of Monroe has been found.

According to KNOE, Tia McFarland was located along Jason Drive in the City of Monroe after being recognized by someone who had seen the reports on her disappearance.  She had been missing since Tuesday.

KNOE reports that Tia appears to be in good health and an investigation on why she disappeared will continue. She had apparently run away from home and rode her bicycle to apartments where her relatives live.


Louisiana State Police has issued a Level II Endangered/Missing Child Media Advisory for an 11-year-old missing out of Monroe.

Courtesy of Louisiana State Police

Tia Myshell McFarland is a described by State Police as black female with long black hair. She is approximately 4’10” tall, weighing 85 to 90 pounds.

Tia was last seen between 4:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at her residence in the Booker T area of Monroe. Tia was wearing blue jeans, black and white tennis shoes and a purple puffy jacket. She may have been riding a 20-inch hot pink bicycle shortly after she was last seen.

State Police say that Tia is said to have family in the Parkview Apartments and Trichel Apartments on the south side of Monroe. She has been entered into NCIC as a missing juvenile.

Anyone having information as to the whereabouts of Tia Myshell McFarland should immediately contact the Monroe Police Department at 318-329-2600 or call 911.