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UPDATE: Franklin juvenile found safe

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Posted at 4:16 PM, Dec 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-30 18:51:43-05

UPDATE (12/30): Franklin Police have safely located 16-year-old Elijah Smith. Police received information on the morning of December 30 on his whereabouts.


The Franklin Police Department is asking for help from the public in locating a missing juvenile.

Elijah Smith, 16, was reported missing by his guardian. He is 5'06", weighing approximately 136 pounds, short black hair and has brown eyes.

He was last seen by a guardian on December 28, 2020, leaving his residence on foot in the area of Ibert Street, according to police.

Elijah was last seen wearing a white shirt, white pants, white shoes, and a green and black Nike backpack.

If anyone has any information regarding Elijah Smith's whereabouts, you are urged to call the Franklin Police Department at (337) 828-1716.

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