photo of Jelani Bates

Missing Wheaton Teen Found (Photo)

photo of Jelani Bates

Jelani Bates
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UPDATED- Jelani Bates has been located unharmed, according to police.

Montgomery County Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Wheaton teen.

Jelani Bates, 14, of the 4000 block of Sigsbee Road in Silver Spring was last seen Oct. 28. According to the police, Bates was seen leaving around 4 p.m. to catch the bus to the Glenmont Metro Station and has not been in contact with her family.

Bates is described by police as a black female, 5′ 07″ tall, and weighs approximately 140 pounds. She has brown eyes and long black hair in braids. She was wearing blue overalls, a white shirt, and black New Balance sneakers.

If you have any information regarding Bates whereabouts please call the Montgomery County Police non-emergency number at 301.279.8000


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